Slave Coast


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Slave Coast

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A region of coastal western Africa along the Bight of Benin used as the exportation base for slaves from the 1500s to the early 1800s. It roughly corresponds to modern-day Benin and Togo.
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Slave Coast

n
(Placename) the coast of W Africa between the Volta River and Mount Cameroon, chiefly along the Bight of Benin: the main source of African slaves (16th–19th centuries)
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Slave′ Coast`


n.
the coast of W equatorial Africa, between the Benin and Volta rivers: a center of slavery traffic 16th–19th centuries.
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England and France, Spain and Portugal, Gold Coast and Slave Coast, all front on this private sea; but no bark from them has ventured out of sight of land, though it is without doubt the direct way to India.
SILKE STRICKRODT, Afro-European Trade in the Atlantic World: the Western Slave Coast C.1550-C.1885.
Keta, Ghana, July 28, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Marking the second anniversary of the establishment of Freedom University in Keta, Ghana, the founders announce the launch of the new Freedom Corps Ghana Pioneers program, a two week immersive educational slave studies tour, based in Keta, heart of the Slave Coast of Africa.
The south of the country is on the Gulf of Guinea, originally the Slave coast of Africa, with the cotton trade accounting for 40% of its GDP.
A large number of slaves came from the so-called Gold Coast (or sometimes known as the "Slave Coast" (which ultimately became the contemporary nation of Ghana in West Africa).
These are objects of conflict and countercharge that I have linked not only to forms of protection for personal difficulty, but also to the trauma and violence of centuries of slave trade on Africa's infamous 'Slave Coast'.
The Slave Coast of West Africa 1550-1750 : The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on an African Society.
Also, for the twenty-five year period between 1701 and 1725, fully 45.7 percent of all Jamaican imports came from the Gold Coast prompting David Eltis to note "three quarters of all slaves retained in Jamaica before 1725 probably were from the adjacent Gold Coast and Slave Coast." (29)
King Trudo at one time reduced the trade from the Slave Coast to a trickle by blocking the paths leading to the sources of the supply of slaves in the interior.
The book's main setting is the Anlo-Ewe community in the area of southeastern Ghana, once called the old Slave Coast. After years of research, including many interviews with chiefs and elders in Ghana, Bailey tries to untie entangled threads of history concerning slavery in the region.
black population was the very small proportion from the Bight of Benin, popularly known as the Slave Coast, which sent large numbers of slaves to almost every other area of the Americas.
True the United States had outlawed the slave trade as of January 1, 1808 but American captains were all over the Slave Coast some sailing under their own colors or under papers and flags of other nations.