D. Federal Period

The slave trade continued in South Carolina until the constitutionally set limit of 1808. The "middle passage" for slaves from Africa to the New World was full of hazards. Many slaves did not survive the voyage, and their bodies were thrown overboard, as illustrated in this crude engraving.

Courtesy of the South Carolniana Library.

"Middle Passage" for Slaves, Courtesy of the South Caroliniana Library

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