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Interior of a Slave Ship

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Interior of a Slave Ship

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Interior of a Slave Ship, a woodcut illustration from the publication, A History of the Amistad Captives, reveals how hundreds of slaves could be held within a slave ship. Tightly packed and confined in an area with just barely enough room to sit up, slaves were known to die from a lack of breathable air.

Image Credit: New Haven Colony Historical Society

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