Slave Market of America

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Title

Slave Market of America

Subject

Subject (Topic)
Weld, Theodore Dwight,--1803-1895
United States.--Declaration of Independence--1830-1840
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)--1830-1840
Slavery--1830-1840
Alexandria (Va.)--1830-1840
Washington (D.C.)--1830-1840
J.W. Neal & Co. (Slave market)
Franklin & Armfield (Slave traders)

Description

"A broadside condemning the sale and keeping of slaves in the District of Columbia. The work was issued during the 1835-36 petition campaign, waged by moderate abolitionists led by Theodore Dwight Weld and buttressed by Quaker organizations, to have Congress abolish slavery in the capital. The text contains arguments for abolition and an accounting of atrocities of the system. At the top are two contrasting scenes: a view of the reading of the Declaration of Independence, captioned "The Land of the Free," with a scene of slaves being led past the capitol by an overseer, entitled "The Home of the Oppressed." Between them is a plan of Washington with insets of a suppliant slave (see "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" no. 1837- ) and a fleeing slave with the legend "$200 Reward" and implements of slavery. On the next line are views of the jail in Alexandria, the jail in Washington with the "sale of a free citizen to pay his jail fees," and an interior of the Washington jail with imprisoned slave mother Fanny Jackson and her children. On the bottom level are an illustration of slaves in chains emerging from the slave house of J.W. Neal & Co. (left), a view of the Alexandria waterfront with a ship loading slaves (center), and a view of the slave establishment of Franklin & Armfield in Alexandria."

Creator

Dorr, William S

Source

Library of Congress

Date

1836

Contributor

American Anti-Slavery Society

Rights

Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC 20540, United States

Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Documents and Published Materials

Identifier

LCCN Permalink: https://lccn.loc.gov/2008661294

Extent

64.2 x 48.5 cm (sheet)

Medium

Letterpress with nine wood-engravings

Bibliographic Citation

Dorr, William S, and American Anti-Slavery Society. Slave market of America. Alexandria Virginia Washington D.C, 1836. New-York: Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661294/.

Rights Holder

Renée Ater

Citation

Dorr, William S, “Slave Market of America,” Contemporary Monuments to the Slave Past, accessed November 13, 2019, http://slaverymonuments.org/items/show/1178.

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