April 22, 2017

View of Venice, Italy, 1859

Venice was the center of the Mediterranean slave trade in the 14th century, however, it was a significant spot for suppression of the slave trade. There were letters being sent out of Venice to the Foreign Office concerning the suppression but it did not have the same sort of prominence regarding slave trade as it did in the 14th century.
The Illustrated London News, 26 November 1859. Courtesy of University of Missouri Libraries.

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