A Slave Coffle at Rest, East Africa, Upper Nile Region, 1840s

Source

L'Illustration (Paris), Vol. 14, 1849, p. 136

Description

Captioned Halte d'une caravane d'esclaves (A stop/resting place for a slave coffle), shows a group of enslaved Africans linked by wooden poles, the so-called Goree, or Slave-Stick; in center, the Arab slave trader is smoking a hookah or waterpipe. This illustration accompanies a lengthy eyewitness account by Loarer (no first name given) on slavery on the east coast of Africa (pp. 135-138).

Date Created

1840-1850

Language

French

Rights

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Identifier

illustration136c
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