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Slavery & Anti-Slavery Imagery

Published August 22, 2017

Maurie Mcinnis, University of Virginia 
CUNY Graduate Center, July 12, 2016

In this presentation, Maurie Mcinnis discusses the development of anti-slavery art in England and walks through American anti/pro-slavery imagery. Mcinnis presents art created at various stages of the anti-slavery movement on both sides of the Atlantic weaving a narrative highlighting the important role women’s societies played in ending British slavery, the variety in illustrations of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, and how even fine art entered into the debates on slavery. This talk took place on July 12, 2016, as part of ASHP’s Visual Culture of the Civil War Summer Institute, an NEH professional development program for college and university faculty. 

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