Roquinaldo Ferreira (Brown University)
This talk (based on a pre-circulated paper) will examine the social and cultural foundations of the slave trade between the Bight of Benin and Brazil in the first half of the eighteenth century, focusing on imperial politics by the kingdom of Whydah and Dahomey towards Brazil, as well as the intense competition pitting Portuguese against other European merchants.
A copy of the pre-circulated paper can be downloaded at:
http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=earlymod or as a link from the website schedule: http://isites.harvard.edu/icb/icb.do?keyword=earlymod&pageid=icb.page195317
Sponsors:The Workshop in Early Modern History
Co-sponsored by the Afro-Latin American Research Institute.