Slave Trading on African Coast, 19th cent.

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Image Reference

Brantz Mayer, Captain Canot; or, Twenty years an African slaver (New York, 1854), facing p. 94. (Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library; also, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, LC-USZ62-15392)

Caption, "Inspection and Sale of a Negro". Shows European and African slave traders; one of former inspecting slave, another onlooking, a third bargaining over trade goods with African traders. A very similar image, with some people added, is published in William O. Blake, The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade (Columbus, Ohio, 1857, facing p. 112); see image Blake2 on this website.