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Slaves Waiting for Sale by Maurie D. McInnis (no dust jacket)

£12.99

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This book is in very good condition, with only minor wear to the cover. It is missing it's dust jacket and there is a name written in pencil on the first page. There are some marginal annotations and underlining's written in pen in the first chapter and some others in pencil in the second, but the text is not obscured and is still perfectly legible.
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 that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia.This innovative book uses Crowe's paintings to explore the texture of the slave trade in Richmond, Charleston, and New Orleans, the evolving iconography of abolitionist art, and the role of visual culture in the transatlantic world of abolitionism. Tracing Crowe's trajectory from Richmond across the American South and back to London-where his paintings were exhibited just a few weeks after the start of the Civil War-Maurie D. McInnis illuminates not only how his abolitionist art was inspired and made, but also how it influenced the international public's grasp of slavery in America. With almost 140 illustrations, Slaves Waiting for Sale brings a fresh perspective to the American slave trade and abolitionism as we enter the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

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Author(s):
Maurie D. McInnis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.8 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226559335
ISBN-13:
9780226559339
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Slaves Waiting for Sale

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This book is in very good condition, with only minor wear to the cover. It is missing it's dust jacket and there is a name written in pencil on the first page. There are some marginal annotations and underlining's written in pen in the first chapter and some others in pencil in the second, but the text is not obscured and is still perfectly legible.
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 that he would later develop into a series of illustrations and paintings, including the culminating painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia.This innovative book uses Crowe's paintings to explore the texture of the slave trade in Richmond, Charleston, and New Orleans, the evolving iconography of abolitionist art, and the role of visual culture in the transatlantic world of abolitionism. Tracing Crowe's trajectory from Richmond across the American South and back to London-where his paintings were exhibited just a few weeks after the start of the Civil War-Maurie D. McInnis illuminates not only how his abolitionist art was inspired and made, but also how it influenced the international public's grasp of slavery in America. With almost 140 illustrations, Slaves Waiting for Sale brings a fresh perspective to the American slave trade and abolitionism as we enter the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

Author(s):
Maurie D. McInnis
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.8 x 2.5 x 25.4 cm
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0226559335
ISBN-13:
9780226559339
Number of pages:
268
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Title:
Slaves Waiting for Sale

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