Insurrection on Board a Slave Ship

Description

This image shows a crowded top deck of slave ship with ship's crew firing guns on captives; some Africans diving overboard. William Fox was a radical abolitionist pamphleteer in late eighteenth century Britain. Fox's support for emancipation in revolution was unusually strong for the eighteenth century. This colored illustration was first published in black and white in Carl B. Wadstrom, An Essay on Colonization, particularly applied to the Western coast of Africa. . . in Two Parts (London, 1794, 1795; reprinted New York, A.M. Kelley, 1968). A copy is also held at the Widener Library, Harvard University.

Source

William Fox, A Brief History of the Wesleyan Missions on the West Coast of Africa (London, 1851), facing p. 116.

Date Created

1787

Language

English

Rights

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

Identifier

E007

Spatial Coverage

Atlantic

Citation

"Insurrection on Board a Slave Ship", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed February 17, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2999
This image shows a crowded top deck of slave ship with ship's crew firing guns on captives; some Africans diving overboard. William Fox was a radical abolitionist pamphleteer in late eighteenth century Britain. Fox's support for emancipation in revolution was unusually strong for the eighteenth century. This colored illustration was first published in black and white in Carl B. Wadstrom, An Essay on Colonization, particularly applied to the Western coast of Africa. . . in Two Parts (London, 1794, 1795; reprinted New York, A.M. Kelley, 1968). A copy is also held at the Widener Library, Harvard University.
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