April 22, 2017

H.M.S. Teaser Attacking Medina, Sierra Leone, 1853

British Naval Vessels such the ‘Teaser’ attempted to pressure African villages that they believed were involved in the slave trade. When efforts at persuasion failed, they were often prepared to use violent force.
The Illustrated London News, 14 May 1853. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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