Failed Islamic States in Senegambia

David Robinson

Slave Raiding

Slave Raiding
Slave Raiding
click image to zoom

Related Essay
Description: Another engraving from the French traveler Durand at the beginning of the 19th century. Moors and other slave-raiders used violent means - including the horses, swords and arson showed here - to secure a slave labor force to do things like harvesting the gum of the last image. This engraving contains the following caption, "Les Maures poursuivant les Nègres pour les faires Esclaves."
Date: 1802
Date Range: 1800-1809
Location: Senegal River valley, Senegal
Format: Image/jpeg
Rights Management: For educational use only.
Contributing Institution: David Robinson; MATRIX: The Center for Humane Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences Online at Michigan State University
Digitizer: MATRIX
Source: J.B.L. Durand, Un Voyage au Senegal, 2 volumes, Paris 1802. Planche I.