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The necessity forced the nations to adopt cruel laws and commands as for example during the Second Punic War: when a man's power was exhausted slaves were purchased publicly by commissioners

The necessity forced the nations to adopt cruel laws and commands as for example during the Second Punic War: when a man's power was exhausted slaves were purchased publicly by commissioners

'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

'We were slaves' from BL Add 26957, f. 39v

The Triumph of Scipio who rides on a horse followed by captured slaves

The Triumph of Scipio who rides on a horse followed by captured slaves

[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

[Black slaves working in sugar mill. Hispaniola. Part 5, plate 2]

Plate 4: Civilis tells the Dutch Elders that They are Being Treated Like Slaves by the Romans, from The War of the Romans Against the Batavians (Romanorvm et Batavorvm societas)

Plate 4: Civilis tells the Dutch Elders that They are Being Treated Like Slaves by the Romans, from The War of the Romans Against the Batavians (Romanorvm et Batavorvm societas)

A ship disembarking to left, two galley slaves stand and one sits next to a barrel to right, various other figures on the shore, a mountain to right in the background, from 'Varie figure'

A ship disembarking to left, two galley slaves stand and one sits next to a barrel to right, various other figures on the shore, a mountain to right in the background, from 'Varie figure'

[Dogs attacking the Black slaves.]

[Dogs attacking the Black slaves.]

Slave Markt

Slave Markt

Manumission certificate for slave named George signed by Radcliffe and Riker in New York City on April 24, 1817.

Manumission certificate for slave named George signed by Radcliffe and Riker in New York City on April 24, 1817.

The Freeing of the galley slaves

The Freeing of the galley slaves

Prospect of the coast from El Mina to Mowri; Negro canoes carrying slaves at Mansrow; Prospect of St. Georges castle at El Mina.

Prospect of the coast from El Mina to Mowri; Negro canoes carrying slaves at Mansrow; Prospect of St. Georges castle at El Mina.

Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quixote)

Don Quixote releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quixote)

Don Quixote Releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quixote)

Don Quixote Releases the Galley Slaves (Six Illustrations for Don Quixote)

Habit of a morisco slave in 1568. Esclave moraure.

Habit of a morisco slave in 1568. Esclave moraure.

Asia! Thy trade, thy silks and spicy stores, But ill compensate for a Land of Slaves, Whilst LIBERTY disdains to bless thy Shores, And Luxury thy nerv'less sons depraves

Asia! Thy trade, thy silks and spicy stores, But ill compensate for a Land of Slaves, Whilst LIBERTY disdains to bless thy Shores, And Luxury thy nerv'less sons depraves

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. You are come here this day to determine whether you will be freemen or slaves. The New-Yorkers have betrayed a meaness and cowardice in deserting us in the present important j

To the inhabitants of the City and County of Philadelphia. Gentlemen. You are come here this day to determine whether you will be freemen or slaves. The New-Yorkers have betrayed a meaness and cowardice in deserting us in the present important j

Virginia Colony to George III of England, April 1, 1772, Petition Against Importation of Slaves from Africa

Virginia Colony to George III of England, April 1, 1772, Petition Against Importation of Slaves from Africa

Appraisal of Property -- Samuel Turner Estate. [Appraisal of slaves from the estate of Samuel Turner, listing names of slaves and their values, 1772]

Appraisal of Property -- Samuel Turner Estate. [Appraisal of slaves from the estate of Samuel Turner, listing names of slaves and their values, 1772]

Appointment of Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer

Appointment of Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer

Day book and ledger containing a record of cloth given to the slaves of Edmund Lyne

Day book and ledger containing a record of cloth given to the slaves of Edmund Lyne

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers

Excise inquisition erecting by English slaves under the scourge of their task-masters the excise officers

Invoice of tax levy on Edmund Ly[ne's] property

Invoice of tax levy on Edmund Ly[ne's] property

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.

The abolition of the slave trade Or the inhumanity of dealers in human flesh exemplified in Captn. Kimber's treatment of a young Negro girl of 15 for her virjen (sic) modesty.

Circular. State of Connecticut, Hartford, September 18th, 1798. We enclose you an act passed the 9th day of July last, entitled, "An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United S

Circular. State of Connecticut, Hartford, September 18th, 1798. We enclose you an act passed the 9th day of July last, entitled, "An act to provide for the valuation of lands and dwelling-houses, and the enumeration of slaves within the United S

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of cuts from the specimen-book of a single- type-foundry in this city. Most of the pictures are current at the South, and are even put by masters into the hands of the slaves ..

Printers' picture gallery. The following device is made up entirely of cuts from the specimen-book of a single- type-foundry in this city. Most of the pictures are current at the South, and are even put by masters into the hands of the slaves ..

Two certificates for births to slaves. Top signed by Roger Carmele and bottom by Elizabeth Maunsell.

Two certificates for births to slaves. Top signed by Roger Carmele and bottom by Elizabeth Maunsell.

Order rescinding a court decision setting aside Edmund Lyne's will

Order rescinding a court decision setting aside Edmund Lyne's will

Virginia General Assembly, January 22, 1805, Resolution on Slaves

Virginia General Assembly, January 22, 1805, Resolution on Slaves

Letter begins, "We William Bryan Anderson Rice and Matthew Rice being first sworn..." Lists slaves, animals, etc and values for each.

Letter begins, "We William Bryan Anderson Rice and Matthew Rice being first sworn..." Lists slaves, animals, etc and values for each.

Begins "I John Gassaway register of wills..."

Begins "I John Gassaway register of wills..."

Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..."

Begins "I certify that negro named Jenny is at liberty to hire herself for an honest livelihood..."

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

[Iron mask, collar, leg shackles and spurs used to restrict slaves]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

A Thanksgiving sermon: preached January 1, 1808 in St. Thomas's, or the African Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, on account of the abolition of the African slave trade on that day, by the Congress of the U.S. [Microform]

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

Evaluation and apportionment of the slaves of Jacob Geiger's estate

Evaluation and apportionment of the slaves of Jacob Geiger's estate

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

A tid rei, for tories. Free men attend to what your friend a Republican advises, O. all act like me, keep liberty, which every free man prizes, O, The Tories say they'll bring us down, and make us slaves forever, O. Because we did this glorious

A tid rei, for tories. Free men attend to what your friend a Republican advises, O. all act like me, keep liberty, which every free man prizes, O, The Tories say they'll bring us down, and make us slaves forever, O. Because we did this glorious

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An oration commemorative of the abolition of the slave trade in the United States, delivered before the Wilberforce Philanthropic Association, in the City of New York on the second of January, 1809

An act to prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight ... March 2, 1810. Approved.

An act to prohibit the importation of slaves into any port or place within the jurisdiction of the United States, from and after the first day of January, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and eight ... March 2, 1810. Approved.

Freedom paper for Noah Powers.

Freedom paper for Noah Powers.

Certificate from County of NY of manumission for John Moore, dated April 28, 1813.

Certificate from County of NY of manumission for John Moore, dated April 28, 1813.

Certificate by City and County of New York for Peter Seaman, dated April 23,1814.

Certificate by City and County of New York for Peter Seaman, dated April 23,1814.

A Lady going to visit

A Lady going to visit

A Planter and his wife on a journey

A Planter and his wife on a journey

Receipt for African American slave

Receipt for African American slave

Aprais [Appraisal]; Bill of the Estate of John Epperson.

Aprais [Appraisal]; Bill of the Estate of John Epperson.

Aprais [Appraisal]; Bill of the Estate of John Epperson.

Aprais [Appraisal]; Bill of the Estate of John Epperson.

Farley Vale Estate Inventory.

Farley Vale Estate Inventory.

List of taxable property, Woodford County, Kentucky

List of taxable property, Woodford County, Kentucky

Inventory of slaves on Jamaican plantation.

Inventory of slaves on Jamaican plantation.

Official Decree Issued in Mendoza, Argentina

Official Decree Issued in Mendoza, Argentina

Official Decree Issued in Mendoza, Argentina

Official Decree Issued in Mendoza, Argentina

[Illustration showing two Brazilian slaves in Bahia carrying cloth covered sedan chair on shoulders with woman inside, with surrounding text]

[Illustration showing two Brazilian slaves in Bahia carrying cloth covered sedan chair on shoulders with woman inside, with surrounding text]

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation

Black Society of the Tauza Nation