Enslaved Africans Landed at Jamestown, Virginia, 1619

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Harper's Monthly Magazine (Jan. 1901), vol. 102, p. 172. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library; also, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-53345 and Francis J. Dowd, ed., Howard Pyle's Book of the American Spirit [New York and London, 1923], facing p. 11.)

Captioned, "Landing Negroes at Jamestown from Dutch Man-of-War, 1619," shows group of emaciated captives on shore, surrounded by Europeans; slave ship in background. This historical event as imagined by the well-known American artist Howard Pyle (1853-1911). See also, Engel Sluiter, "New Light on the '20. and Odd Negroes' Arriving in Virginia, August 1619," William and Mary Quarterly (April 1997), pp. 395-398.