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Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

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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 honor the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.

About the Author

Maurie D. McInnis is professor in the McIntire Department of Art and associate dean for the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia. She is the author of The Politics of Taste in Antebellum Charleston.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Waiting

1

With Thackeray in America

2

Representing the Slave Trade

3

Mapping Richmonds Slave Trade in 1853

4

The Red Flag

5

Dressed for Sale

6

Going South

7

Exhibiting the Slave Trade in England

EPILOGUE

Remembering the Slave Trade

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226055060
Author:
Mcinnis, Maurie D.
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Author:
McInnis, Maurie D.
Subject:
United States / Civil War Period (1850-1877)
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Subject:
US History-1800 to Civil War
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
12 color plates, 125 halftones
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.9 in

Related Subjects

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History and Social Science » World History » General

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