- Title Pages
- List of Illustrations
- List of Tables
- Notes on Contributors
- Map of Western Africa in the Precolonial Era
- Introduction: Brokerage and the Role of Western Africa in the Atlantic World
- 1 Creolization and Creole Communities in the Portuguese Atlantic: São Tomé, Cape Verde, the Rivers of Guinea and Central Africa in Comparison
- 2 A Motley Company: Differing Identities among Euro-Africans in Eighteenth-Century Elmina
- 3 Challenges of the African Voice: Autonomy, Commerce, and Resistance in Precolonial Western Africa
- 4 ‘Into speyne to selle for slavys’: English, Spanish, and Genoese Merchant Networks and their Involvement with the ‘Cost of Gwynea’ Trade before 1550
- 5 Dutch Trade with Senegambia, Guinea, and Cape Verde, <i>c</i>.1590–1674
- 6 The French Discovery of Senegal: Premises for a Policy of Selective Assimilation
- 7 An Early Christian Church in the Tropics: Excavation of the N.ª S.ª da Conceição, Cidade Velha, Cape Verde
- 8 The Dutch in Seventeenth-Century Senegambia and the Emergence of Papiamentu
- 9 The Emergence of a Mixed Society in Cape Verde in the Seventeenth Century
- 10 Slavery, Society, and the First Steps Towards an Atlantic Revolution in Western Africa (Fifteenth–Sixteenth Centuries)
- 11 Bartering for Slaves on the Upper Guinea Coast in the Early Seventeenth Century
- 12 Everyday Commodities, the Rivers of Guinea, and the Atlantic World: The Beeswax Export Trade, <i>c</i>.1450–<i>c</i>.1800
- 13 American Trade with Cabo Verde and Guiné, 1820s–1850s: Exploiting the Transition from Slave to Legitimate Commerce
- 14 ‘A Commanding Commercial Position’: The African Settlement of Bolama Island and Anglo-Portuguese Rivalry (1830–1870)
- 15 ‘Legitimate’ Traders, the Building of Empires, and the Long-Term After-Effects in Africa
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