English painter Eyre Crowe's
images of the American slave trade include a series of sketches later published as
wood engravings and, in two instances, turned into oil paintings that depict the domestic trade in enslaved African Americans just before
the American Civil War (1861–1865).
These images provide some of the only eyewitness visual renderings of the slave trade
in Richmond, the largest
slave-trading center in the Upper South. An act of Congress had. . .
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