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Stock share certificate for the Royal African Company

Issued by:
Champion Ashby, British, born 1648  Search this
Subject of:
Royal African Company, British, 1672 - 1750  Search this
Signed by:
Champion Ashby, British, born 1648  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, wax
Dimensions:
H x W (folded): 12 7/8 × 8 1/8 in. (32.7 × 20.6 cm)
H x W (sheet): 12 7/8 × 16 1/4 in. (32.7 × 41.3 cm)
Type:
stock certificates
Place made:
London, England, Europe
Place depicted:
West Africa, Africa
Date:
1691
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Business  Search this
Finance  Search this
International affairs  Search this
Law  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Seymour Schulich--Canada
Object number:
2017.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2017.101
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Slave whip owned by British abolitionist Charles James Fox

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Hon. Charles James Fox, British, 1749 - 1806  Search this
Medium:
hide and wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 40 15/16 in. (104 cm)
Type:
whips (slavery artifacts)
Place depicted:
Caribbean
Place used:
London, England, Europe
Date:
late 18th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.21.1.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.21.1.3
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Slave whip owned by British abolitionist Charles James Fox

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Owned by:
Hon. Charles James Fox, British, 1749 - 1806  Search this
Medium:
leather and hide
Dimensions:
H x W: 35 13/16 in. (91 cm)
Type:
whips (slavery artifacts)
Place depicted:
Caribbean
Place used:
London, England, Europe
Date:
late 18th century
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.21.1.2
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Occupational
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.21.1.2
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Pocketwatch inscribed to William Lloyd Garrison from George Thompson

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Commissioned by:
George Thompson, English, 1804 - 1878  Search this
Subject of:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Owned by:
George Thompson Garrison, American, 1836 - 1904  Search this
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Medium:
gold, metal, glass, paint
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 2 11/16 × 1 7/8 × 9/16 in. (6.8 × 4.8 × 1.4 cm)
Type:
pocket watches
Place made:
London, England, Europe
Place depicted:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1850
Topic:
African American  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Garrison Family in memory of George Thompson Garrison
Object number:
2014.115.6.1
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Tools and Equipment-Personal use
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.115.6.1
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Deed of sale between William Walker and John and Joan Gunston

Written by:
Unidentified  Search this
Subject of:
William Walker, English  Search this
Signed by:
John Gunston, English  Search this
Joan Gunston, English  Search this
Ursula Gunston, English  Search this
Thomas Warren, English  Search this
William Bulkeley, English  Search this
James Manby, English  Search this
Medium:
ink on vellum
Dimensions:
H x W: 20 3/8 × 28 1/8 in. (51.8 × 71.4 cm)
Type:
deeds
indentures
Place made:
Somerset County, England, Europe
Saint George, Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
March 28, 1685
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Communication  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.1.316
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.1.316
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American Sketches: A Negro Congregation at Washington

Published by:
The Illustrated London News, British, 1845 - 2003  Search this
Subject of:
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, wood, glass
Dimensions:
frame: 18 5/8 x 22 x 7/8 in. (47.3 x 55.9 x 2.2 cm)
H x W (object in frame): 10 x 14 in. (25.4 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
prints
Place printed:
London, England, Europe
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 18, 1876
Topic:
African American  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Reconstruction (United States History, 1865-1877)  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Joele and Fred Michaud
Object number:
2013.239.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.239.7

The Close of the Battle or the Champion Triumphant

Title:
Framed etching of Tom Molineaux vs. Tom Cribb
Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Walker and Knight, British  Search this
Subject of:
Tom Molineaux, American, 1784 - 1818  Search this
Tom Cribb, English, 1781 - 1848  Search this
Bill Richmond, American, 1763 - 1829  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on wove rag paper with wood and glass frame
Dimensions:
Frame: 14 3/4 × 18 1/2 × 1 in. (37.5 × 47 × 2.5 cm)
H x W (Visible Print): 9 5/8 × 13 3/8 in. (24.4 × 34 cm)
Type:
watercolors
etchings
Place depicted:
Rutland, East Midlands, England, Europe
Date:
October 3, 1811
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.89.6.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.89.6.1
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Wage book for the slave trading ship Fox captained by Robert Mitchell

Written by:
Captain Robert Mitchell  Search this
Subject of:
William Davenport, English, 1725 - 1797  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper, bast thread
Dimensions:
Closed: 12 1/2 × 8 1/2 × 11/16 in. (31.8 × 21.6 × 1.7 cm)
Open: 12 1/2 × 16 5/16 × 1 3/4 in. (31.8 × 41.4 × 4.4 cm)
Type:
account books
Place used:
Liverpool, Merseyside, England, Europe
Place depicted:
Haiti, Caribbean, Latin America, North and Central America
Barbados, Caribbean, North and Central America
Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
County Cork, Ireland, Europe
Cameroon, Central Africa, Africa
Date:
1774-1775
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Finance  Search this
Health  Search this
Labor  Search this
Medicine  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2012.5.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Slavery and Freedom
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Concourse 3, C3 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.5.1

Antislavery Medallion

Maker:
Josiah Wedgwood & Sons  Search this
Physical Description:
ceramic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
refined stoneware (overall material)
Object Name:
medallion
Place Made:
United Kingdom: England, Staffordshire
Date made:
after 1787
Subject:
Slavery  Search this
Blacks  Search this
Related Publication:
Kendrick, Kathleen M. and Peter C. Liebhold. Smithsonian Treasures of American History
National Museum of American History. Treasures of American History online exhibition
Related Web Publication:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/treasures
Credit Line:
Lloyd E. Hawes
ID Number:
CE.68.150
Catalog number:
68.150
1987.0005.51
Accession number:
1987.0005
See more items in:
Cultural and Community Life: Ceramics and Glass
National Treasures exhibit
Clothing & Accessories
Art
Government, Politics, and Reform
Exhibition:
Within These Walls
Exhibition Location:
National Museum of American History
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_596365
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The International Slavery Museum, National Museums Liverpool / reviewed by Rachael Gore

Author:
Gore, Rachael  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
International Slavery Museum  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
England
Date:
2009
Topic:
Slave trade--Museums  Search this
Call number:
GN301 .J865
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979284

The Battle between Crib and Molineaux

Title:
Framed etching of Tom Molineaux vs. Tom Cribb
Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Published by:
Walker and Knight, British  Search this
Subject of:
Tom Molineaux, American, 1784 - 1818  Search this
Tom Cribb, English, 1781 - 1848  Search this
Bill Richmond, American, 1763 - 1829  Search this
Medium:
ink and watercolor on wove rag paper with wood and glass frame
Dimensions:
Frame: 14 3/4 × 18 1/2 × 1 in. (37.5 × 47 × 2.5 cm)
H x W (Visible print): 9 5/8 × 13 3/8 in. (24.4 × 34 cm)
Type:
prints
Place depicted:
Rutland, East Midlands, England, Europe
Date:
October 3, 1811
Topic:
African American  Search this
Athletes  Search this
Boxing  Search this
Emancipation  Search this
Free communities of color  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2014.89.6.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Exhibition:
Sports: Leveling the Playing Field
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.89.6.2
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Deed of sale including 237 enslaved persons in transaction

Written by:
Moulton and Rushton, British  Search this
Signed by:
Robert Smith,1st Baron Carrington, British, 1752 - 1838  Search this
René Payne, British  Search this
Samuel Smith, British, 1754 - 1834  Search this
George Smith, British, 1765 - 1836  Search this
John Smith, British, 1767 - 1842  Search this
Medium:
ink on vellum, wax
Dimensions:
H x W (page 1): 22 7/16 × 27 15/16 in. (57 × 71 cm)
H x W (page 2): 21 7/8 × 27 15/16 in. (55.5 × 71 cm)
H x W (page 3): 22 1/4 × 27 7/8 in. (56.5 × 70.8 cm)
H x W (page 4): 22 7/16 × 27 15/16 in. (57 × 71 cm)
H x W (page 5): 22 7/16 × 27 15/16 in. (57 × 71 cm)
H x W (page 6): 22 1/4 × 27 15/16 in. (56.5 × 71 cm)
H x W (page 7): 22 1/4 × 27 3/4 in. (56.5 × 70.5 cm)
Type:
deeds
indentures
Place made:
London, England, Europe
Place used:
Saint Catherine, Jamaica, Caribbean, North and Central America
Date:
August 20, 1798
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Trans Atlantic slave trade  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.1.317a-g
Restrictions & Rights:
Public Domain
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.1.317a-g
Additional Online Media:

Anti-slavery Halfpenny token, Middlesex, England, ca 1790

Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 2.75 cm; 3/32 in x 1 3/32 in
Object Name:
token
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, Middlesex
Date made:
ca 1790
Credit Line:
Sidney A. Peerless
ID Number:
NU.74.73.33
Catalog number:
74.73.33
Accession number:
315111
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1868372

Anti-slavery Halfpenny token, Middlesex, England, ca 1790

Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 cm x 2.9 cm; 3/32 in x 1 5/32 in
Object Name:
token
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, Middlesex
Date made:
ca 1790
Credit Line:
Sidney A. Peerless
ID Number:
NU.74.73.40
Catalog number:
74.73.40
Accession number:
315111
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1868376

Anti-slavery Halfpenny token, Middlesex, England, ca 1790

Physical Description:
copper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: .2 m x 2.95 cm; 21/32 ft x 1 5/32 in
Object Name:
token
Place made:
United Kingdom: England, Middlesex
Date made:
ca 1790
Credit Line:
Sidney A. Peerless
ID Number:
NU.74.73.44
Catalog number:
74.73.44
Accession number:
315111
See more items in:
Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1868379

"We were free people" : Bristol, the English courts, and the question of slavery

Title:
Bristol, the English courts, and the question of slavery
Author:
Sparks, Randy J  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
England
Date:
2004
Topic:
Slave trade  Search this
Slaves--Emancipation  Search this
Call number:
DA125.N4 S66 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_758055

Liverpool and transatlantic slavery / edited by David Richardson, Suzanne Schwarz and Anthony Tibbles

Author:
Richardson, David 1946-  Search this
Schwarz, Suzanne  Search this
Tibbles, Anthony  Search this
Merseyside Maritime Museum  Search this
National Museums Liverpool  Search this
Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
England
Liverpool
Date:
2010
Topic:
Slavery  Search this
Slave trade--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948852

Slavery's constitution : from revolution to ratification / David Waldstreicher

Author:
Waldstreicher, David  Search this
Physical description:
[viii], 195 pages ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
United States
England
Date:
2009
Topic:
Slavery--Law and legislation--History  Search this
Slavery--Legal status of slaves in free states  Search this
Constitutional history  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1102435

Finding a home in Hackney? : reimagining narratives of slavery through a multicultural community museum space / Zoë Norridge

Author:
Norridge, Zoë  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Hackney Museum  Search this
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
England
London
Date:
2012
Topic:
Slave trade  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Community museums  Search this
Museum visitors  Search this
Call number:
AM40 .M87 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1047973

Though the heavens may fall : the landmark trial that led to the end of human slavery / Steven M. Wise

Author:
Wise, Steven M  Search this
Subject:
Sommersett, James Trials, litigation, etc  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 282 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
2005
C2005
18th century
Topic:
Slavery--Law and legislation--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749158

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