Images: Senegambia, the Gold Coast, and the Bight of Benin

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Bambara Woman

Boilat, P.-D. (P.-David), Esquisses Sénégalaises. (published 1853), Paris, P.Bertrand, 1853.

Humanities and Social Sciences Library / General Research Division

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Bambara Woman

An estimated 4,500 Senegambians, often called Bambara, even when they were not, were sent to the northern colonies.

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  2. Introduction
  3. The Growth in Arrivals
  4. The Main Areas of Destination
  5. African Origins in the U.S.
  6. Peoples from the Kongo and the Bight of Biafra
  7. Senegambia, the Gold Coast, and the Bight of Benin
  8. The Creation of the African Diaspora
  9. Bibliography

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