Arab Slave Traders and Captured Africans, Sudan, 1870-71

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Georg Schweinfurth, The Heart of Africa [translated by Ellen Frewer (New York, 1874), vol. 2, facing p. 410

Caption, "Slave -Traders from Kordofan"; shows Arab slave traders and some of the enslaved in a coffle with guards. Schweinfurth (vol. 2, p. 410) writes: "Probably the overland slave-trade along the roads of Kordofan had never been so flourishing as in the winter of 1870-71, when I found myself at its very fountain-head" ; he describes slavers and slave-trading in detail.