Images: Armed Struggle in Africa and in the Middle Passage

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Gorée Island

Shoberl, Frederic, Africa, containing a description of the manners and customs, with some historical particulars of the Moors of the Zahara, and of the Negro nations between the rivers Senegal and Gambia. Vol I & IV (published 1821), London, Ackermann [1821]

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

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Gorée Island

Gorée Island, off Dakar in Senegal, was used as a point of departure for the transatlantic slave trade. Several of its private houses and forts served as barracoons. Their location made escapes and attacks more difficult. Nevertheless several revolts erupted on the island.

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