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The Resource Slave traders by invitation : West Africa's Slave Coast in the precolonial era, Finn Fuglestad

Slave traders by invitation : West Africa's Slave Coast in the precolonial era, Finn Fuglestad

Label
Slave traders by invitation : West Africa's Slave Coast in the precolonial era
Title
Slave traders by invitation
Title remainder
West Africa's Slave Coast in the precolonial era
Statement of responsibility
Finn Fuglestad
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Slave Coast, roughly the shores of present-day Benin and Togo, was the epicentre of the Atlantic Slave Trade. But it was also an inhospitable, surf-ridden coastline, subject to crashing breakers and devoid of permanent human settlement. Nor was it easily accessible from the interior due to a lagoon which ran parallel to the coast. The local inhabitants were not only sheltered against incursions from the sea, but were also locked off from it. Yet, paradoxically, it was this coastline that witnessed a thriving long-term commercial relationship between Europeans and Africans, based on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. How did it come about? How was it all organized? And how did the locals react to the opportunities these new trading relations offered them? The Kingdom of Dahomey is usually cited as the Slave Coast's archetypical slave raiding and slave trading polity. An inland realm, it was a latecomer to the slave trade, and simply incorporated a pre-existing system by dint of military prowess, which ultimately was to prove radically counterproductive. Fuglestad's book seeks to explain the Dahomean 'anomaly' and its impact on the Slave Coast's societies and polities."--Book jacket
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fuglestad, Finn
Dewey number
306.3/620966
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1332
LC item number
.F84 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave trade
  • Slave traders
  • Slave traders
  • Slave trade
  • Slave traders
  • Slavery
  • Africa, West
Label
Slave traders by invitation : West Africa's Slave Coast in the precolonial era, Finn Fuglestad
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Some Concrete, Practical Implications
  • 5.
  • Few Comments on Certain Economic Matters
  • 6.
  • Database and the Slave Trade from the Slave Coast
  • pt. B
  • CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW: EARLY DAYS TO THE 1720s
  • 1.
  • Focus on the European Side
  • pt. A
  • 2.
  • African Side: Early/Legendary Past
  • 3.
  • Allada, Its Vassals and Neighbours, and the Europeans
  • 4.
  • Dahomey and Its Neighbours: Early Beginnings and After
  • 5.
  • Convulsions Further West
  • 6.
  • 1680s-1720s: An Overview
  • STRUCTURES AND TRENDS
  • pt. C
  • CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW: THE 1720s -- 1850/51
  • 1.
  • Dramatic and Decisive 1720s
  • 2.
  • Aftermath and General Considerations
  • 3.
  • Near Disaster: The First Years of the Tegbesu Era
  • 4.
  • More about the Tegbesu Era
  • 1.
  • 5.
  • Continuation
  • 6.
  • Long Goodbye
  • Slave Coast: A General Presentation
  • 2.
  • Historiography, Sources and Epistemology
  • 3.
  • Societal, Religious and Political Structures: A Model
Control code
on1007034694
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 443 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190876104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007034694
  • (Sirsi) a2082824
Label
Slave traders by invitation : West Africa's Slave Coast in the precolonial era, Finn Fuglestad
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 393-433) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • Some Concrete, Practical Implications
  • 5.
  • Few Comments on Certain Economic Matters
  • 6.
  • Database and the Slave Trade from the Slave Coast
  • pt. B
  • CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW: EARLY DAYS TO THE 1720s
  • 1.
  • Focus on the European Side
  • pt. A
  • 2.
  • African Side: Early/Legendary Past
  • 3.
  • Allada, Its Vassals and Neighbours, and the Europeans
  • 4.
  • Dahomey and Its Neighbours: Early Beginnings and After
  • 5.
  • Convulsions Further West
  • 6.
  • 1680s-1720s: An Overview
  • STRUCTURES AND TRENDS
  • pt. C
  • CHRONOLOGICAL OVERVIEW: THE 1720s -- 1850/51
  • 1.
  • Dramatic and Decisive 1720s
  • 2.
  • Aftermath and General Considerations
  • 3.
  • Near Disaster: The First Years of the Tegbesu Era
  • 4.
  • More about the Tegbesu Era
  • 1.
  • 5.
  • Continuation
  • 6.
  • Long Goodbye
  • Slave Coast: A General Presentation
  • 2.
  • Historiography, Sources and Epistemology
  • 3.
  • Societal, Religious and Political Structures: A Model
Control code
on1007034694
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiv, 443 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780190876104
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1007034694
  • (Sirsi) a2082824

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