The African slave trade drawings

I was writing an article on slaves, sex and money, when I came across the following drawings. These were drafted in 1788 by abolitionists in the US with the intention to draw attention to the inhumanity of the slave trade. They depict the Brooks ship that regularly transfered slaves from Africa to Liverpool. The trade has finally been abolished in 1808 to the advantage of the American master class. It looks like, after this date, slave prices have risen sharply, thus increasing the wealth of plantation masters. In addition, once importing slaves from Africa became difficult (not impossible), they decided to focus on breeding them at home.
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Economic historian and numismatic consultant

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  1. Reblogged this on Culture * Politics * Tech * the World and commented:
    I am always fascinated by history, especially by history as it relates to the Trans-African Slave Trade. Check out this blog and share your thoughts.

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