April 22, 2017

King Peppel of Bonny Town, 1850

The suppression of the slave trade required not only the collaboration of governments in Europe or the Americas, but also in Africa. The image shows a picture of King Peppel of Bonny Town, one of the largest ports of slave embakation on West Africa.
The Illustrated London News, 22 June 1850. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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