Household or Domestic Slaves, East Africa, 1860s

Source

John Hanning Speke, Journey of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (New York, 1869), p. 117.

Description

Captioned Steboko's slaves carrying fuel and cutting rice, this image shows four men linked by chains, under guard; in background, people are working in rice fields. Steboko was an African with whom Speke became acquainted. Although the scene is East Africa, it illustrates indigenous domestic or household slavery, a type of slavery that also existed in West Africa.

Date Created

1860-1870

Language

English

Rights

Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International

Identifier

C016
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