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By Mariana Candido

This ebook lines the historical past and improvement of the port of Benguela, the 3rd biggest port of slave embarkation at the coast of Africa, from the early 17th to the mid-nineteenth century. Benguela, situated at the relevant coast of present-day Angola, was once based by way of the Portuguese within the early 17th century. In discussing the impression of the transatlantic slave alternate on African societies, Mariana P. Candido explores the formation of recent elites, the cave in of outdated states and the emergence of recent states. putting Benguela in an Atlantic viewpoint, this research exhibits how occasions within the Caribbean and Brazil affected social and political alterations at the African coast. This e-book emphasizes the significance of the South Atlantic as an area for the circulate of individuals, principles and crops.

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