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"A slave at work with a head frame and mouth piece to prevent his eating, collar, spurs, &c with a 56 pound weight fastened to his body to prevent his absconding."

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Title:
"A slave at work with a head frame and mouth piece to prevent his eating, collar, spurs, &c with a 56 pound weight fastened to his body to prevent his absconding."
Description:
Engraving of a slave at work with a weight and mouth gag.
Location:
Center for the History of Medicine (Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)
Collection (local):
Rare Books and Journals
Subjects:
Slave trade--West Indies, British--Early works to 1800
Antislavery movements--Great Britain--Early works to 1800
Slavery--West Indies, British--Early works to 1800
Slave trade--Great Britain--Early works to 1800
Extent:
1 engraving, bound.
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Publisher:
London : Printed and published by John Fairburn, Junior, 4 Fountain-Court, Minories.
Notes (date):
[not before 1800]
Notes:
An accurate account of that horrible and inhuman traffic, the slave trade.
From the collections of the Boston Medical Library.
Identifier:
tr. 854, no. 3.