Diagram of an 18th century slave ship.
December 06, 2005 License
A print celebrating the ratification of the Fifteenth Amendment, by the government of Ulysses S Grant, which sought to protect the rights of former slaves.
The House of Representatives celebrating the passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which prohibited slavery.
September 13, 2011 License
Crowds celebrating in the House of Representatives after Congress passed the thirteenth amendment, which outlawed slavery.
Freed uprouted slaves in wagon seeking refuge behind Union Army lines.
June 01, 2010 License
A print commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation which declared that all slaves in rebel held territory 'shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free'.
The scarred back of a black American slave after a whipping, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The slavery code of the District of Columbia.
Two advertisements in a colonial broadside newspaper: one for a cargo of slaves just imported from Africa on the ship Two Brothers, and one for 'Thirty Seasoned Negroes', including a carpenter, a cook and the cook's family.