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Boxer, David, 1946–2017

The black books.

[Jamaica] : [ s.n.], [1992-2003]
Physical Description:
3 v. : chiefly ill. ; 23 x 32 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
N7433.35.C27 B69 1992+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Friends of British Art Fund
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Limited edition of 3 copies.
Exhibited at Island Thresholds Contemporary Art from the Caribbean. The Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts: February 19-June 5, 2005.
BAC: British Art Center copy is no. 2 of a limited edition of 3 copies. Signed by the artist.
A three-volume series intended to memorialize the Middle Passage, the forced voyage of enslaved Africans across the Atlantic Ocean to the New World. Each page represents a year between Christopher Columbus's arrival in Jamaica in 1494 and the abolition of slavery in the British colonies in 1838. Each page employs a monochromatic collage of digital images.
Subject Terms:
Artists' books -- Specimens.
Exhibitions -- Massachusetts -- Peabody.
Imperialism in art.
Slave trade -- Caribbean Area -- Pictorial works.
Slave trade in art.
Slavery -- Jamaica -- Pictorial works.
Slavery in art.
Peabody Essex Museum.

  • v. 1. 1494-1611
  • v. 2. 1612-1733
  • v. 3. 1734-1838.

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