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The Atlantic slave trade from West Central Africa, 1780-1867

Author: Daniel B Domingues da Silva
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Series: Cambridge studies on the African diaspora.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Atlantic Slave Trade from West Central Africa traces for the first time the origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa at the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade. West Central Africa was one of the principal sources of slaves for the Americas. During the nineteenth century, the importance of the region as a supplier of slaves increased as a result of the suppression of the trade north of the Equator.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Domingues da Silva
ISBN: 9781107176263 1107176263
OCLC Number: 970613735
Notes: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--Emory University, Atlanta, 2011, titled: Crossroads : slave frontiers of Angola, c.1780-1867.
Description: xv, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Atlantic slave trade in the century of abolition --
The commercial organization of the slave trade --
The origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa --
The demographic profile of the enslaved population --
African patterns of consumption --
Experiences and methods of enslavement --
Conclusion --
Appendix A. Slave origins data --
Appendix B. Slave prices data --
Appendix C. Exchange commodities data.
Series Title: Cambridge studies on the African diaspora.
Responsibility: Daniel B. Domingues Da Silva.

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This book traces the inland origins of slaves leaving West Central Africa at the peak period of the transatlantic slave trade.  Read more...

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'Through the masterful application of quantitative methods, Domingues da Silva rewrites the history of the slave trade from West Central Africa. No longer do we have to guess at slaving patterns and Read more...

 
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