Photo, Print, Drawing Slave market of America
About this Item
- Slave market of America
- A broadside condemning the sale and keeping of slaves in the District of Columbia. The work was issued during the 1835-36 petition campaign, waged by moderate abolitionists led by Theodore Dwight Weld and buttressed by Quaker organizations, to have Congress abolish slavery in the capital. The text contains arguments for abolition and an accounting of atrocities of the system. At the top are two contrasting scenes: a view of the reading of the Declaration of Independence, captioned "The Land of the Free," with a scene of slaves being led past the capitol by an overseer, entitled "The Home of the Oppressed." Between them is a plan of Washington with insets of a suppliant slave (see "Am I Not a Man and a Brother?" no. 1837- ) and a fleeing slave with the legend "$200 Reward" and implements of slavery. On the next line are views of the jail in Alexandria, the jail in Washington with the "sale of a free citizen to pay his jail fees," and an interior of the Washington jail with imprisoned slave mother Fanny Jackson and her children. On the bottom level are an illustration of slaves in chains emerging from the slave house of J.W. Neal & Co. (left), a view of the Alexandria waterfront with a ship loading slaves (center), and a view of the slave establishment of Franklin & Armfield in Alexandria.
- Dorr, William S.
- American Anti-Slavery Society.
- Printed Ephemera Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
Created / Published
- New-York : Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, 144 Nassau-street, 1836.
- - Weld, Theodore Dwight,--1803-1895
- - United States.--Declaration of Independence--1830-1840
- - United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)--1830-1840
- - Slavery--1830-1840
- - Alexandria (Va.)--1830-1840
- - Washington (D.C.)--1830-1840
- - J.W. Neal & Co. (Slave market)
- - Franklin & Armfield (Slave traders)
- Letterpress works--1830-1840.
- Letterpress works--1830-1840
- - Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, 144 Nassau-street, New-York, 1836.
- - Title appears as it is written on the item.
- - William S. Dorr, Pr.
- - Published in: American political prints, 1766-1876 / Bernard F. Reilly. Boston : G.K. Hall, 1991, entry 1836-23.
- - LAC nsk 2021-10-19 update (1 card)
- 1 print : letterpress with nine wood-engravings ; 64.2 x 48.5 cm (sheet)
Call Number/Physical Location
- Broadside portfolio 118 no. 26 c-Rare Bk Coll Broadside portfolio 118 no. 26 Printed Ephemera Collection. 1 p. 53 cm.
- Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- ppmsca 19705 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.19705
- cph 3a41229 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3a41229
Library of Congress Control Number
- LC-DIG-ppmsca-19705 (digital file from original print) LC-USZ62-40900 (b&w film copy neg.)
- No known restrictions on publication.
Additional Metadata Formats
- American Anti-Slavery Society
- Dorr, William S.
- Printed Ephemera Collection (Library of Congress)
- Printed Ephemera Collection (Library of Congress) Dlc
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Chicago citation style:
Dorr, William S, American Anti-Slavery Society, and Printed Ephemera Collection Dlc. Slave market of America. Washington D.C. Alexandria Virginia, 1836. New-York: Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, 144 Nassau-street. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661294/.
APA citation style:
Dorr, W. S., American Anti-Slavery Society & Printed Ephemera Collection Dlc. (1836) Slave market of America. Washington D.C. Alexandria Virginia, 1836. New-York: Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, 144 Nassau-street. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2008661294/.
MLA citation style:
Dorr, William S, American Anti-Slavery Society, and Printed Ephemera Collection Dlc. Slave market of America. New-York: Published by the American Anti-Slavery Society, 144 Nassau-street. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2008661294/>.