April 22, 2017

Encounter with a Slave Ship, 1845

Encounters of naval vessels with slave ships on the coast of Africa were frequent and provided exciting reading material for anti-slavery audiences. The following image shows an example of such encounters. Here a boat from British man of war engages with a slave felucca, a smal slave ship on the coast of Africa.
The Illustrated London News, 12 April 1845. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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