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“Village in Mendi, with Palm Trees, &c”

From John Warner Barber’s A History of the Amistad Captives, New Haven, CT (E.L. and J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers, 1840). Page 24.

Library of Congress

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The profile of Margru on which we base what we know of her family and how she was enslaved.

From John Warner Barber’s A History of the Amistad Captives, New Haven, CT (E.L. and J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers, 1840). Page 15

Library of Congress

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Captive Africans Taken to Slave Ship, Nigeria, 1850s

The Church Missionary Intelligencer. A Monthly Journal of Missionary Information (vol. 7 [1856], frontispiece, facing p. 241.

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Canoe for Transporting Slaves, Sierra Leone, 1840s

The Illustrated London News (April 14, 1849), vol. 14, p. 237.

Columbia University

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The Slave Deck on the Bark ‘Wildfire,’ 1860

Engraved from daguerreotype, published in Harper’s Weekly (June 2, 1860), vol. 4, p. 344

Library of Congress

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Havana Harbor

“Streets Scenes in Havana” by Frank H. Taylor

Harper’s new monthly magazine. / Volume 58, Issue 347

Harper & Bros. New York

April 1879

Making of America Digital Library

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Coachmen with Carriages, Havana, Cuba, ca. 1851

Album Pintoresco de la Isla de Cuba (Havana[?], 1851 [?]), plate 8 (copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library). The Library of Congress gives [Berlin, 1860?] as the imprint data for this book.

My copy from:

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record by Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite Jr. (digital library web site)

http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/details.php?filename=Album-8

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Kale, Teme, and Kagne

From John Warner Barber’s A History of the Amistad Captives, New Haven, CT (E.L. and J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers, 1840). Page 15

Library of Congress

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Fake document made by the three girls’ Cuban owner so it would appear they were born in Cuba.

Filiacion June 22 1839

License and Pass

U.S. National Archives

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The Illustrated London News (June 20, 1857), vol. 30 p. 595. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library)

This copy from:

The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record by Jerome S. Handler and Michael L. Tuite Jr. (digital library

http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/details.php?filename=iln595e

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Death of Capt. Ferrer the Captain of the Amistad, July, 1839.

From John Warner Barber’s A History of the Amistad Captives, New Haven, CT (E.L. and J.W. Barber, Hitchcock & Stafford, Printers, 1840). Plate folded into front of book.

Library of Congress

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New Haven Green

Connecticut Historical Society

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Example of images from the sort of books Tappan brought to the children.

Sunday School Books digital library.

Michigan State University Libraries.

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Farmington

Barber, John W. Connecticut Historical Collections.

Connecticut Historical Society, Columbia University

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Freetown, Capital of Sierra Leone

From The Palm Land; or, West Africa Illustrated, George Thompson, Cincinnati, 1859.

Library of Congress

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Kaw Mendi

From The Palm Land; or, West Africa Illustrated, George Thompson, Cincinnati, 1859.

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The Meeting House, Tappan Square, and Oberlin Institute Buildings – 1846

Howe, Henry. Historical Collections of Ohio (Cincinnati – 1848),

Oberlin College Archives

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Fifteen women graduates shown here with Mrs. James Dascomb and Mrs. Charles Finney several years after Margru was a student at Oberlin.  Mrs. Dascomb was one of her teachers.  

Oberlin College Archives

 

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