April 22, 2017

Capture of a Slaver off Fish Bay, 1845

As the suppression campaign progressed, slave traders sought new points of embarkation along the coast of Africa. The more hidden and discreet they were, the better for them. Fish Bay, in present-day Angola, is an example of such points. It was located in a remote region, but not too far from previous and more important ports of slave embarkation.
The Illustrated London News, 4 January 1845. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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