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

By: McInnis, Maurie Dee

Price: $18.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good


Pencil underlining and marginalia in first two chapters only. 2011 Trade Paperback. viii, 268 pp. 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.

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

Author: McInnis, Maurie Dee

Categories: American, Civil Rights, Art History, Race & Racism,

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2011

ISBN Number: 022605506X

ISBN Number 13: 9780226055060

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2201088

Keywords: AMERICAN HISTORY AFRICAN HISTORY SLAVES SLAVERY RACE RACISM SOCIOLOGY ABOLITION ABOLITIONISM ART SLAVE TRADE,