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Maritime Image of the Day: The Brookes Slave Ship Drawing

Brooks slave ship diagram from 1787

PortandTerminal.com, January 26, 2020 HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – This diagram of the ‘Brookes’ slave ship is probably the most widely copied and powerful image used by those campaigning to abolish slavery in the late 18th century. Created in 1787, the image depicts a slave ship loaded to its full capacity – 454 people crammed into the hold. The overcrowding and …

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