Darn interesting! – tkmorin
I highly recommend visiting The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record.
This post originally written for a Game Design class assignment to analyze a work in non-gaming media that was created with social impact in mind.
Man’s inhumanity to man, Make countless thousands mourn.
– Inscription on the Brookes slave ship
In 1788, British abolitionist William Elford drew one of the first information graphics. He depicted the atrocities of the Middle Passage by diagramming a slave ship’s capacity for packing hundreds of slaves in its galleys for a transatlantic journey. The image was first published in the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade’s newsletter but has been republished and redrawn for hundreds of publications since, spreading awareness in newspapers and leaflets of the horrors of the slave trade. It uses a cut-away slice of the ship to reveal the enslaved Africans, and is captioned with an iconic image of a slave in chains asking, “Am I not a…
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