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Thompson, George Thompson in Africa: Or, an Account of the Missionary Labors, Sufferings, Travels, and Observations of George Thompson in Western Africa, at the Mendi Mission.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09408 Author/Creator: Thompson, George Place Written: s.l. Type: Book Date: 1852 Pagination: 356 p.

Summary of Content: Thompson in Africa: Or, an Account of the Missionary Labors, Sufferings, Travels, and Observations of George Thompson in Western Africa, at the Mendi Mission. Abolitionist's diary of his African trip. Includes several eye witness accounts of the slave trade, an engraving of the decks of a slave ship, and a foldout map. "In this condition, naked, they are stowed in close to one another. Frequently they are also shackled and handcuffed together, two and two (right leg of one to the left leg of the next and also the arms) to prevent their rising on the captors."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: AbolitionAfricaSlave RebellionSlaveryReform MovementReligionAfrican American HistoryEnslaved people

Sub Era: Slavery & Anti-slavery

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