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An Account Of The Slave Trade -Title Page

An Account Of The Slave Trade -Title Page

Author: Falconbridge, Alexander

Medium: Letterpress

Date: 1788

Shelfmark: RB.23.a.1198

Item number: Title page

Length: 14.6

Width: 8.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Printed Text

This is the title page of Alexander Falconbridge's 'An Account of the Slave Trade on the Coast of Africa.' Falconbridge was employed as a surgeon on board a number of slave trading ships and thus witnessed at first hand the treatment of the enslaved men, women and children on what became known as the middle passage - the journey from Africa to the Caribbean. The book describes their capture in Africa, their experiences on board ship, and their sale to plantation owners on arrival in the West Indies.

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