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322 Liberated Slaves Aboard the Daphne

322 Liberated Slaves Aboard the Daphne Famous Historical Events Law and Politics Slaves and Slave Owners Social Studies World History Disasters

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George Sullivan, in his book Dhow chasing in Zanzibar waters and on the eastern coast of Africa, published in 1873, tells us that his Royal Navy ship, the Daphe, hunted illegal slavers during 1869. 

The Daphne crew successfully rescued about 322 slaves from "several different slaving vessels."  Many of the liberated individuals were starving to death.

While this engraving depicts conditions along Africa's eastern shore, the same situation existed on the Atlantic side.


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From:  George L. Sulivan, Dhow chasing in Zanzibar waters and on the eastern coast of Africa (London, 1873), facing p. 171. 

The original photo, on which this engraving is based, was taken by Sullivan (the author of Dhow Chasing) in 1869.  It is maintained by the Public Record Office/The National Archives, London (FO 84/1310).

Image, courtesy slaveryimages.org, sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

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