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Liberated Africans in Gambia

Alexander, James Edward, Excursions in Western Africa, and Narrative of A Campaign in Kaffir-Land, on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief. (published 1840) , London : H. Colburn, 1840.

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

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Liberated Africans in Gambia

Africans liberated from the slave ships lived out their lives as peasants in villages in Sierra Leone, the Bahamas, and Trinidad. Others were removed to the British Caribbean as indentured servants after slavery was abolished there. Another group became low-wage municipal workers in Brazilian cities. Some were sent to Cuba and enslaved while others were kidnapped from Sierra Leone and sent again across the Atlantic.

  1. View All Images
  2. Introduction
  3. National and International Campaigns
  4. The Courts of Mixed Commission
  5. The 'Liberated Africans'
  6. An "Illegal" Repression
  7. Repression of the Slave Trade in Africa
  8. The Failure of Naval Action
  9. The Suppression of the Slave Trade
  10. Bibliography

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