By Cowper and Telfairs A Cargo of Guinea Slaves.

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Title

By Cowper and Telfairs A Cargo of Guinea Slaves.

Subject

slavery, slave advertisements, slave ships, race

Description

This document is one of many examples of slave advertisements and runaway slave posts which use terms to indicate considered terms of whiteness and blackness, as the ad indicates the runaway enslaved people as “very black” and “of a black complexion.” The advertisement also calls for overseers, which were pivotal aspects of plantation life in the later-United States. Within the essay, this document provides evidence for the development of stereotypes and emphasizes the importance of slavery and the value of enslaved people, especially enslaved Africans.

Creator

Copwer and Telfairs

Source

In the Council Chamber, Commons House of Assembly of Carolina, the 10th day of May, 1740.

Publisher

University of Memphis

Date

1740

Contributor

Llyod Duhaime at Duhaime Law Museum

Rights

Llyod Duhaime at Duhaime Law Museum

Citation

Copwer and Telfairs, “By Cowper and Telfairs A Cargo of Guinea Slaves.,” Early North America, accessed April 20, 2019, https://hist4620.omeka.net/items/show/2.

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