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Underground Railroad routes
Underground Railroad routes
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The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad, painted by Charles T. Webber for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, celebrates abolitionists' efforts to end slavery. It depicts Levi Coffin, his wife Catharine, and Hannah Haddock, all friends of the artist, leading...
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Slaves under the overseer's whip
Slaves under the overseer's whip
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Illustration of slaves in chains
Illustration of slaves in chains
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Slave auction at Richmond, Virginia
Slave auction at Richmond, Virginia
Wood engraving shows an African American woman being auctioned off in front of crowd of men.
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A slave preaching
A slave preaching
Slave preaching on a cotton plantation near Port Royal, South Carolina.
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Portal of sorrow
Portal of sorrow
The view through the door of a slave holding pen on Gorée Island, Senegal, which was once a major West African slave trading outpost. Africans captured inland were marched to the coast and held in pens like these, from which they were taken to waiting ships.
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Slaves working in 17th-century Virginia
Slaves working in 17th-century Virginia
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Lunsford Lane
Lunsford Lane
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Slave ship
Slave ship
This drawing of African slaves stacked in a ship's hold appeared in Thomas Clarkson's 1808 book The History of the Rise, Progress, & Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave-trade by the British Parliament.
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Slave trade memorial at Zanzibar
Slave trade memorial at Zanzibar
A memorial to slaves in Zanzibar, Tanzania, an East African port once important in the Indian Ocean slave trade.
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Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788
Stowage of the British slave ship Brookes under the regulated slave trade act of 1788
Illustration showing deck plans and cross sections of British slave ship Brookes.
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A black man reads of the Emancipation Proclamation
A black man reads of the Emancipation Proclamation
Man reading a newspaper with headline, "Presidential Proclamation, Slavery," which refers to the Jan. 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.
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North Carolina population: Percent enslaved by county, 1830
North Carolina population: Percent enslaved by county, 1830
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North Carolina enslaved population by county, 1860
North Carolina enslaved population by county, 1860
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The Emancipation Proclamation (page 1 of 5)
The Emancipation Proclamation (page 1 of 5)
The first page of the Emancipation Proclamation, as signed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. The remaining pages are available on the website of the National...
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Horrid Massacre in Virginia
Horrid Massacre in Virginia
Composite of scenes of Nat Turner's rebellion. Caption reads: The Scenes which the above Plate is designed to repesent are -- Fig. 1. A Mother intreating for the lives of her Children. -- 2. Mr Travis, cruelly murdered by his own Slaves. -- 3....
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Carolina Watchman ads: January 7, 1837 (Page 1 of 2)
Carolina Watchman ads: January 7, 1837 (Page 1 of 2)
Scanned page of classified advertisements in the January 7, 1837 issue of the Carolina Watchman.
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Carolina Watchman ads: January 7, 1837 (Page 2 of 2)
Carolina Watchman ads: January 7, 1837 (Page 2 of 2)
Scanned page of classified advertisements in the January 7, 1837 issue of the Carolina Watchman.
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Stagville Plantation
Stagville Plantation
Horton Grove at Historic Stagville, North Carolina, located in parts of what are now Orange, Durham, Wake, and Granville counties. Established in 1787 by the Bennehan and Cameron families, Stagville was the largest plantation in North Carolina. In 1860 more...
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