The Abolition of the Slave Trade

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This anti-slavery cartoon shows Captain John Kimber savagely beating a fifteen-year-old girl for trying to protect her “virjen modesty.” Kimber killed the girl, who had refused to dance naked for him. Although English anti-slavery activists secured his arrest, Kimber was acquitted of killing this girl and another on his slave ship, the Recovery.

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