Images: A Shift in Ethnicities

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Susu Women

Laumann, E. M. (Ernest Maurice), A la Côte occidentale d'Afrique. / Préface de Jean Bayol. (published 1894), Paris : Firmin-Didot, 1894.

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / General Research and Reference Division

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Susu Women

During the illegal slave trade, the largest group of people from the Upper Guinea Coast was Mende, but Koronko, Mandingo, Susu, Temne, and Fula were present as well. These six groups made up 80 percent of a sample of one thousand captives taken from Guinea-Bissau and Guinea in the 1820s and 1830s.

  1. View All Images
  2. Introduction
  3. The Economics of the Illegal Slave Trade
  4. Changes in Regions of Provenance
  5. A Shift in Ethnicities
  6. Changes in the Trading Centers
  7. From the Barracoon to the Middle Passage
  8. A New Demography
  9. No Longer a Triangular Trade
  10. The Impact of the Suppression
  11. Bibliography

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