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L'embarquement des Negres (The Embarkment of Blacks)

This eighteenth-century French engraving depicts captive Africans being whipped and herded onto waiting slave ships in the background. The willing accomplices in eighteenth-century slave trade were often fellow Africans, especially those living in the coastal kingdoms of West Africa, many of which were enriched by the capture and selling of slaves.

External Link: hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu

Source | "L'embarquement des Negres (The Embarkment of Blacks)," hand-colored engraving, Musee de la Compagnie des Indes, L'orient Citadelle de Port-Louis, France, 18th century, from "Captive Africans on the Coast, 18th Century," The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas, http://hitchcock.itc.virginia.edu/Slavery/details.php?categorynum=3&categoryName=&theRecord=13&recordCount=40.
Creator | Unknown
Rights | The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | Unknown, “L'embarquement des Negres (The Embarkment of Blacks),” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed September 21, 2017, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1185.

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