African Slave Trade
Original Author: Felch & Riches, engravers
Created: ca. 1857
Medium: Engraving
Publisher: Library of Virginia

African Slave Trade

White men are shown examining and whipping slaves and loading them onto a ship in Africa; meanwhile, at center, negotiations with native slave traders continue over the final price for the human cargo. This engraving was published in the 1858 edition of The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade, Ancient and Modern, a book “compiled from authentic materials” by author W. O. Blake and sold by subscription.