Revolt Aboard Slave Ship, 1787

Description

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.

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.

Language

English

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

wad-2

Spatial Coverage

Atlantic

Citation

"Revolt Aboard Slave Ship, 1787", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 10, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2060
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.
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