Revolt Aboard Slave Ship, 1787


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This record was last updated on 28 Mar 2017

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Source
Carl B. Wadstrom, An Essay on Colonization, particularly applied to the Western coast of Africa... in Two Parts (London, 1794, 1795), fold-out included in pocket attached to cover.

Comments
Title and caption, "Representation of an Insurrection on board a Slave-Ship. Shewing how the crew fire upon the unhappy slaves from behind the Barricado, erected on board all slave ships, as a security whenever such commotions may happen." Enlarged section from "Plan and Sections of a Slave Ship," a fold out drawing included in the Wadstrom volume. Wadstrom notes "It was taken from a sketch which, with the explanation attached, was communicated to him [Wadstrom] at Goree in 1787."