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The Resource Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892, Robin Law, (electronic resource)

Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892, Robin Law, (electronic resource)

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Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892
Title
Ouidah
Title remainder
the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892
Statement of responsibility
Robin Law
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ouidah, an indigenous African town in the modern Republic of Benin, was the principal pre-colonial commercial centre of its region, and the second most important town of the Dahomey kingdom. It served as a major outlet for the export of slaves for the trans- Atlantic trade. Between the seventeenth and the nineteenth centuries Ouidah was the most important embarkation point for slaves in the region of West Africa known to outsiders as the 'Slave Coast'. Exporting over a million slaves, it was second only to Luanda in Angola for the embarkation of slaves in the whole of Africa. The author's central concerns are the organization of the African end of the slave trade, and the impact participation in the trade had on the historical development of the African societies involved. It shifts the focus from the viewpoint of the Dahomian monarchy, represented in previous studies, to the coast. Here is a well documented case study of pre-colonial urbanism, of the evolution of a merchant community, and in particular the growth of a group of private traders whose relations with the Dahomian monarchy grew increasingly problematic over time.--
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Law, Robin
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Western African studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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  • Slave trade
  • Ouidah (Benin)
  • Benin
  • Ouidah (Benin)
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Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892, Robin Law, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins: Ouidah before the Dahomian conquest -- The Dahomian conquest of Ouidah -- Dahomian Ouidah -- The operation of the Atlantic slave trade -- De Souza's Ouidah: the era of the illegal slave trade 1815-39 -- The era of transition: from slaves to palm oil 1840-57 -- Dissention & decline: Ouidah under King Glele 1858-77 -- From Dahomian to French rule 1878-92
Control code
CR9781782049760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781782049760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048760434
Label
Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892, Robin Law, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://www.cambridge.org/core/product/identifier/9781782049760/type/BOOK
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins: Ouidah before the Dahomian conquest -- The Dahomian conquest of Ouidah -- Dahomian Ouidah -- The operation of the Atlantic slave trade -- De Souza's Ouidah: the era of the illegal slave trade 1815-39 -- The era of transition: from slaves to palm oil 1840-57 -- Dissention & decline: Ouidah under King Glele 1858-77 -- From Dahomian to French rule 1878-92
Control code
CR9781782049760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781782049760
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1048760434

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