Household Slaves, East Africa, 1860s

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This record was last updated on 05 Nov 2012

Image Reference

John Hanning Speke, Journey of the Discovery of the Source of the Nile (New York, 1869), p. 117.

Captioned "Steboko's slaves carrying fuel and cutting rice," this image shows four men linked by chains, under guard; in background, people are working in rice fields. Steboko was an African with whom Speke became acquainted. Although the scene is East Africa, it illustrates indigenous domestic or household slavery, a type of slavery that also existed in West Africa.