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The People of the <em>Wildfire</em>

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The People of the Wildfire

The ship Wildfire from New York took about 510 people in the Congo before she was seized by the steamer Mohawk of the African Squadron near Cuba in March 1860. The survivors were sent to Key West, Florida.

  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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