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Americans find it difficult to empathize with today's enslaved, believing instead that all slaves were black, that their owners were all white, and that the Thirteenth Amendment eliminated human bondage.
Over the past 15 years, the antislavery movement’s visual culture has depicted a world of 30 million slaves. Beyond the inevitable presence of chains and bars, much of this visual culture uses four main tropes: the supplicant slave, the scourged back, the auction block and the slave ship.
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