Hardback Slaves waiting for sale : abolitionist art and the American slave trade / Maurie D. McInnis.
Publication year: 2011
Publisher: Chicago, [Ill.] ; London : University of Chicago Press,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780226559339 (hbk.) : 0226559335 (hbk.) :
In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches. This book uses Crowe's paintings to explore the texture of the slave trade in Richmond, Charleston, and New Orleans.
viii, 268 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm.