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Representing slavery : art, artefacts and archives in the collections of the National Maritime Museum
Hamilton, Douglas J.
Publication Information:
Aldershot [England] ; Burlington, VT : Lund Humphries ; London : In association with the National Maritime Museum, [2007]

Physical Description:
320 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Representing Slavery draws on the extensive collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, and is published to mark the 200th anniversary of Parliament's abolition of the British slave trade in 1807.It explores the richness of the Museum's collections and highlights the unique insights they provide into the histories and legacies of slavery, the slave trade and abolition from the mid-sixteenth until the early twentieth centuries. Collections of art, artefacts and archives are examined across more than 600 entries, with many objects illustrated in print for the first time.Ten specially commissioned essays by leading scholars set the collections in their historical context, demonstrating the scale and brutality of slavery, the nature and extent of African resistance, and the widespread efforts to achieve abolition and emancipation. Representing Slavery reveals the astonishing range, complexity and longevity of the impact of slavery on Africa, Europe and the Americas, and the importance of the often neglected East African and Indian Ocean slave trades.
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Includes index.
Introduction / Douglas Hamilton & Robert J. Blyth -- Slavery, mass consumption and the dynamics of the Atlantic world: an overview / James Walvin -- Slavery, the slave trade and African society / Paul E. Lovejoy -- Through African eyes: the middle passage and the British slave trade / David Richardson -- Slave life in the Caribbean / Douglas Hamilton -- Abolition and emancipation / John Oldfield -- Britain, the Royal Navy and the suppression of slave trades in the nineteenth century / Robert J. Blyth -- Black people in Britain / Hakim Adi -- The material culture of slave shipping / Jane Webster -- The lie of the land: slavery and the aesthetics of imperial landscape in eighteenth-century British art / Geoff Quilley -- Popular graphic images of slavery and emancipation in nineteenth-century England / Marcus Wood -- Catalogue. Introduction ; Artefacts ; Books, pamphlets and official publications ; Coins and medals ; Ethnography ; Manuscripts ; Maps, charts and atlases ; Material culture ; Newspapers, broadsides and press illustrations ; Oil paintings ; Photographs ; Prints and drawings: Africa ; Prints and drawings: The Caribbean ; Prints and drawings: North and South America ; Prints and drawings: Abolition campaigns ; Prints and drawings: Caricatures and social satires ; Prints and drawings: Portraits ; Prints and drawings: Ships and naval engagements.
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