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Brookes model

Model of Liverpool slave ship the Brookes


This is a copy of the model of a Liverpool slave ship called the Brookes. The original model was used by leading Abolitionist William Wilberforce in the campaign to end the slave trade. He used it to show how slaves were packed in the hold. It was sent to the House of Commons to show Members of Parliament the horror of the journey taken by the enslaved Africans accross the Atlantic Ocean.

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