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  • Collection: Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade


Photograph of a set of leg-irons that were once used to restrain captives and to stop them from escaping. Being put in leg-irons was also punishment on plantations.


Photograph of a carved wooden spoon used to stir food. It was produced by people in the runaway slave communities of Suriname. Craft work such as this spatula was a form of resistance to slavery.

Orange Valley, Slave Hospital
Ruins of the Orange Valley Slave Hospital in the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica.