Thomas Cummins
 
Cummins, Thomas
Cummins, Thomas
United States of America
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Description: The Image of the Black in Western Art, Volume III: From the “Age of...
The purchase of slaves in Africa was, as we have seen, infrequently depicted in the eighteenth century. But the acquisition of slaves was only the initial stage of the process of enslavement. From Africa the slaves were transported in large numbers in ships adapted for the purpose to colonies—the dreaded Middle Passage—and if they survived the journey, they were put to work on...