From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce: The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa
by Robin Law
This edited collection, written by ten specialists, deals with the 19th-century commercial transition in West Africa: the ending of the Atlantic slave trade and the development of alternative forms of legitimate trade, mainly in vegetable products. Approaching the subject from an African, rather than a European or American, perspective, the case studies consider the effect...more
Hardcover, 278 pages
Published February 28th 2007 by Cambridge University Press
(first published August 17th 1995)
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