Plan of an African Ship’s Lower Deck, with Negroes, in the Proportion of Not Quite One to a Ton

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Title

Plan of an African Ship’s Lower Deck, with Negroes, in the Proportion of Not Quite One to a Ton

Publisher

Mathew Carey

Date

January–June 1789

Coverage

Philadelphia

Description

Many eighteenth-century American magazines had antislavery content aimed particularly at the evils of the slave trade, including Benjamin Rush’s essays in Columbian and Noah Webster’s in his American Magazine. The most vocal was Mathew Carey’s American Museum, which published an article entitled “Remarks on the Slave Trade” in May 1789 accompanied by a stunningly graphic engraving of a fully loaded slave ship.

Source

The American Museum, or Repository of Ancient and Modern Fugitive Pieces