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Bambara Man

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

Humanities and Social Sciences Library / General Research Division

ID# 1167913

Bambara Man

About 9,500 Senegambians - often identified as Bambara or Mandingo - went to the Gulf region, especially to Louisiana.

  1. View All Images
  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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