|In this picture, shipwrecked sailors are shown repaying their rescuers
by enslaving them.
The man on the right may be an African middleman. Generally, Europeans
did not travel into the hinterland - it was considered too dangerous.
Instead, they relied on local traders to capture men, women and children
to sell on into slavery.
This print was based on a pair of paintings by George Morland, first
exhibited in 1788, and was probably used in support of the abolitionist
National Maritime Museum ZBA 2507 (c. 1788-1812)
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