Europeans Buying Enslaved Africans, 19th cent.

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This record was last updated on 10 Feb 2017

Image Reference

William O. Blake, The History of Slavery and the Slave Trade (Columbus, Ohio, 1857), p. 112; also found in later editions

Caption, "African Slave Traffic"; shows European and African slave traders. European on left examining an African; on right, African traders looking at European trade goods, and European in background with whip herding purchased Africans toward slave ship. Illustrates the process of slaving after Africans were captured; after examining the captives, they were chained and stowed (see pp. 113, 127). This illustration is probably derived from an earlier, unidentified, source; or it is a composite of other images (see, for example, image canot-2 on this website). In any case, the image is apparently not based on an eye-witness, but was fabricated by the artist.