Images: Armed Struggle in Africa and in the Middle Passage

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Green, John, A new general collection of voyages and travels; consisting of the most esteemed relations, which have been hitherto published in any language; comprehending everything remarkable in its kind, in Europe, Asia, Africa, and America. (published 1745-47), London, Printed for T. Astley, 1745-47.

Humanities and Social Sciences Library / Rare Books Division

ID# 1261664

Weapons

In addition to their traditional weapons, Africans also used firearms to defend themselves and fight the slave trade.