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A narrative of a visit to the Mauritius and South Africa

Collection History

This digital compilation was developed in support of the NYPL website, "The African American Migration Experience," a sweeping 500-year historical narrative from the transatlantic slave trade to the Western migration, the colonization movement, the Great Migration, and the contemporary immigration of Caribbeans, Haitians, and sub-Saharan Africans.

Related Resources

NYPL. "In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience."(2005) <>

Collection Data

Backhouse, James, 1794-1869 (Author)
Hamilton, Adams, & Co. (Publisher)
Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1844
Place: London
Publisher: Hamilton, Adams ; New York, J. L. Linney
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc Rare 916.8-B
Indigenous peoples
South Africa
Physical Description
Extent: Xvi, 648, lvi p., [18] leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., maps ; 22 cm
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11722428
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 193a7610-c62a-012f-31bf-58d385a7bc34
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