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Revenge taken by Black Army

Revenge taken by Black Army

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Revenge taken by the Black Army for the cruelties practised on them by the French . From An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti by Marcus Rainsford esq, late captain, Third West India Regiment. Published London, 1805.

The Black Army were slave rebels.

Date: 1805

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Adverts for runaway slaves

Adverts for runaway slaves

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Adverts for runaway slaves in Caribbean newspaper, 1783. Miscellaneous Pinney, volume 1.

Date: 1783

Copyright: Lent to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Handbill for tea merchant

Handbill for tea merchant

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Handbill for Benjamin Payne, tea merchant, in London, advertising tea and china (in East India Co warehouse) for export. Miscellaneous Pinney, volume 1.

Copyright: Lent to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Account of expenses for servants/slaves

An account of expenses

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Account of expenses for indentured servants and Negres slaves. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Date: 1673

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Plan of mill for grinding sugar cane

Plan of mill for grinding sugar cane

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Plan of mill for grinding sugar cane. From A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes , by Richard Ligon, gent. London 1673.

Date: 1673

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Election handbill for Edward Protheroe

Election handbill for Edward Protheroe

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Election handbill for Edward Protheroe, addressed to the ladies of Bristol to encourage their menfolk to vote for Protheroe.
Poem from a Negro Mother on cruel treatment of slaves.The poem says that Baillie does not care how slaves are treated, and that Protheroe is de man .

The handbill may have been for the 1830 election, where Protheroe and Baillie ran against eachother. Protheroe supported the emancipation (ultimate freedom) of slaves, and Baillie was against it.

The handbill is taken from the scrapbook compiled by Anna-Maria Pinney, one of the Pinney family, started in 1828.

The language used to describe people of African descent in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries is unacceptable in today’s terms. We cannot avoid using this language in its original context. To change the words would impose 20th century attitudes on history.

Lent from a private collection to Bristol Museums.

Date: 1830?

Copyright: Lent to Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

A complete chart of the West Indies

A complete chart of the West Indies

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Map. A complete chart of the West Indies . From the Atlas of the West Indies .

Date: 1775

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Freed Africans dance around advocate

Freed Africans dance around advocate

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HB Political sketches, volume 3. Sketch number 269, New West India Dance, to the tune of 20 Millions .
The sketch shows freed Africans dancing around Mr Buxton. Whilst in Parliament, Buxton advocated, or spoke in favour of, the abolition of slavery. He backed compensation proposals to be made to slave-owners.Parliament agreed to pay slave owners 20 million pounds in compensation after Abolition.The sketch shows John Bull, a pro-slavery activist, paying the piper to please..Mr Buxton .

The slave owners and their supporters accepted the loss of their property (slaves) in return for compensation (money) from the government. Slave owners in Bristol received over £500,000 (worth about £25 million today); a vast sum at that time.

Date: 1833

Copyright: Copyright Bristol University

Sugar cultivation poem; mentions Bristol

Sugar cultivation poem; mentions Bristol

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Extract from The Sugar Cane, a poem by James Grainger. 1764.
The extract mentions Bristol. The poem is a long description of of the cultivation of sugar cane by the slaves in the Caribbean.

Page 1 of 2. For page 2 of 2, see id 2890.

Date: 1764

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Map of Central, South and East Africa

Map of Central, South and East Africa

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Map of Central, South and East Africa, by D’Anville. From the Universal Dictionary of Trade and Commerce translated from Monsieur Savary by M Postlethwayt. Volume 1.

Date: unknown

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