Traversée: Danse de nègres

Description

This illustration shows enslaved Africans being forced to dance on the deck of slave ship for exercise during the Middle Passage. The text surrounding this image of an unidentified ship refers to St. Louis in the Senegambia region. Also published in Anthony Tibbles (ed.), Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity (London: HMSO, 1994; fig. 5) where the author's name is erroneously transposed as Grehan Amedee.

Source

Amèdèe Grehan (ed.), La France Maritime (Paris, 1837), vol. 3, facing p. 179.

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

E015

Spatial Coverage

Atlantic

Citation

"Traversée: Danse de nègres", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed April 2, 2020, http://www.slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/2554
This illustration shows enslaved Africans being forced to dance on the deck of slave ship for exercise during the Middle Passage. The text surrounding this image of an unidentified ship refers to St. Louis in the Senegambia region. Also published in Anthony Tibbles (ed.), Transatlantic Slavery: Against Human Dignity (London: HMSO, 1994; fig. 5) where the author's name is erroneously transposed as Grehan Amedee.
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