Slavery in picture books

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Slave train on the coast of Guinea, frontispiece from Joachim Heinrich Campe’s “Little Children’s Library” series.
Digital copy of the Berlin State Library – PK

A study examines how children's books from the Enlightenment period drew attention to the appalling conditions of slavery.

In the 18th century, almost all European nations were involved in or benefited from the slave trade. At the same time, in the course of the Enlightenment, there was increasing criticism of the practice,

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