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

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

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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
"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'. This book deals with Ouidah's role in the operation of the slave trade and the problems presented by the transition from the slave trade to that of palm produce in the nineteenth century." "This study differs from earlier work on Dahomey in focusing on Ouidah as the coastal 'port' and centre of local provincial administration, rather than the inland capital of Abomey. It is based on meticulous analysis of a wide range of source material, including both contemporary European documents and local traditions."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Law, Robin
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HT1334.O85
LC item number
L39 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Western African studies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Slave trade
  • Ouidah (Benin)
  • Benin
  • Ouidah (Benin)
Label
Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892, Robin Law
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 1.
  • Origins : Ouidah before the Dahomian conquest.
  • p. 18
  • 2.
  • Dahomian conquest of Ouidah.
  • p. 50
  • 3.
  • Dahomian Ouidah.
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • operation of the Atlantic slave trade.
  • p. 123
  • 5.
  • De Souza's Ouidah : the era of the illegal slave trade 1815-39.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • era of transition : from slaves to palm oil 1840-57.
  • p. 189
  • 7.
  • Dissension & decline : Ouidah under King Glele 1858-77.
  • p. 231
  • 8.
  • From Dahomian to French rule : 1878-92.
  • p. 262
Control code
ocm57069321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780821415719
Lccn
2004063550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
Label
Ouidah : the social history of a West African slaving 'port', 1727-1892, Robin Law
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
  • 1.
  • Origins : Ouidah before the Dahomian conquest.
  • p. 18
  • 2.
  • Dahomian conquest of Ouidah.
  • p. 50
  • 3.
  • Dahomian Ouidah.
  • p. 71
  • 4.
  • operation of the Atlantic slave trade.
  • p. 123
  • 5.
  • De Souza's Ouidah : the era of the illegal slave trade 1815-39.
  • p. 155
  • 6.
  • era of transition : from slaves to palm oil 1840-57.
  • p. 189
  • 7.
  • Dissension & decline : Ouidah under King Glele 1858-77.
  • p. 231
  • 8.
  • From Dahomian to French rule : 1878-92.
  • p. 262
Control code
ocm57069321
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 308 p.
Isbn
9780821415719
Lccn
2004063550
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps

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