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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Memoir provides an Important Glimpse into Suppression of East African Slave Trade

Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters

Five Year Memoir of Slave Suppression

by British Royal Navy Captain George Lydiard Sullivan

Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters, 19th Century, Maritime HIstory, British Royal NavyAfter spending five years working to suppress the slave trade off the east coast of Africa, British Royal Navy Captain George Lydiard Sullivan wrote the memoir Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters which was published in 1873.

The book brings together his time on the H.M.S. Castor, Pantaloon, and Daphne, and provides a detailed look into the difficulties of chasing down locally-built boats crewed by sailors who knew every bay and inlet.

This reprint of Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters is a great resource for anyone researching mid-19th Century seafaring in the western Pacific and Indian Oceans, or the history of the East African slave trade.

To read more about this book, see the Dhow Chasing in Zanzibar Waters page at TheModelShipwright.com
Dhow, Slavery, History, Maritime, British, Navy, Zanzibar, Sullivan, 19th Century

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