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Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Toby Green


This book, which provides a collection from scholars in the field of the precolonial history of Western Africa (the region between Senegal and Sierra Leone), aims to bring the history of the region to wider historical attention. It spans the whole pre-colonial period between the first Portuguese voyages of discovery and the transition to legitimate commerce in the 19th century, and as a whole offers a synthesis of the importance of this region of Africa in the emergence of the Atlantic world between the 15th and 19th centuries. The book is divided into five parts. Part 1 looks at African‐Europ ... More

Keywords: Western Africa, Cape Verde, creolisation, slavery, Atlantic history, precolonial Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780197265208
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Toby Green, editor
Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, King's College London

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PART 1 African‐European Relations

PART 2 The Atlantic Dimension

PART 3 The Insular Atlantic

PART 4 Trade in Slaves and Commodities

PART 5 Post-Slavery

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