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A coin commemmorating the slave ship Amacree (1788).

A coin commemmorating the slave ship Amacree (1788).
A coin commemmorating the slave ship Amacree (1788).
© National Maritime Museum, London
Repro ID: F0657-2
Description: The 'Amacree' was a Liverpool slaver built in 1788. At this point the trade had reached its peak and Liverpool was Britain’s dominant slave port. The 'Amacree' could carry up to 363 slaves. As the coin clearly demonstrates, many people were not troubled by the idea of this traffic in human beings.
Creator: Unknown
Date: 1788
Credit line: National Maritime Museum, London, Michael Graham-Stewart slavery collection
National Maritime Museum/Royal Observatory GreenwichNew Opportunities Fund 
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