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West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade: Archaeological Perspectives

Christopher DeCorse

Bloomsbury Academic, December 2016

West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade: Archaeological Perspectives

"West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade" surveys archaeological data from Senegal to the Cameroon. It focuses on the past 500 years, a period that witnessed dramatic transformations in African political and social systems, as well as the consequences of European expansion, the advent of the Atlantic slave trade, and the expansion of Islamic polities in the West African Sahel.

The geographical and topical scope of this volume draws together archaeological syntheses of various parts of West Africa and is an important resource for West Africanists and all researchers interested in the indigenous response to European expansion, as well as for those examining African continuities in the Americas.