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With Thackeray in America

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter details young artist Eyre Crowe’s visit to America from late 1852 to 1853, where he accompanied celebrated author and satirist William Makepeace Thackeray on what was to be a six-month ... More


Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Maurie D. McInnis

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In 1853, Eyre Crowe, a young British artist, visited a slave auction in Richmond, Virginia. Harrowed by what he witnessed, he captured the scene in sketches that he would later develop into a series ... More


Exhibiting the Slave Trade in England

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses artistic representations of slavery that were exhibited in Britain. These include Eyre Crowe’s paintings A Slave Sale in Charlestone [sic], South Carolina and Going South: A ... More


Introduction

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This introductory chapter begins with an analysis of Eyre Crowe’s painting, Slaves Waiting for Sale, Richmond, Virginia. It argues that Crowe sought to convey the depth and complexity of the horrors ... More


Mapping Richmond’s Slave Trade in 1853

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter describes Thackeray’s and Crowe’s visit to Richmond, Virginia, in March 1853. Thackeray and Crowe stayed in Richmond for six days; from there they went to Charleston and Savannah. While ... More


Going South

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyzes Eyre Crowe’s painting, Going South: A Sketch from Life in America, the first in his series about American slavery. The Going South movement begins on the left, as slaves are ... More


Representing the Slave Trade

Maurie D. McInnis

in Slaves Waiting for Sale: Abolitionist Art and the American Slave Trade

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226559339
eISBN:
9780226559322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226559322.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on visual depictions of the American slave trade. The discussions include how visual arts played a vital role in Britain’s encounter with slavery; how Eyre Crowe’s decision to ... More


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