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[Slave Trade Map]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08363 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Map Date: circa 1852 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Depicting infamous African slave port of Lindi at the mouth of the Lindi River, terminus of East African Arab slave route.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AfricaGlobal History and CivicsForeign AffairsAfrican American HistorySlaverySlave Trade

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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