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Slave Ship

17 Jan

Darn interesting! – tkmorin

I highly recommend visiting The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record.

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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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5 Comments

Posted by on January 17, 2013 in Black History, Reblogged

 

5 responses to “Slave Ship

  1. JoAnn Grasso

    January 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    This is very interesting. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

     
    • tkmorin

      January 18, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      … And thank you for visiting! 🙂

       
  2. seeker

    January 17, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Hi TK, there’s something wrong with today’s post. WordPress is showing an error message. 😦

     
    • tkmorin

      January 18, 2013 at 11:49 am

      Yeah, the error is on the other site. That’s why I put the link to the Slave site. I don’t know why the post was deleted from the other site …. strange, ’cause I would have like to have read all of it. Click and go to the link though, they have soooo much on the subject!

       
      • seeker

        January 18, 2013 at 8:30 pm

        It’s working now. I’ll read it later.

         

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