Networks and Trans-cultural Exchange: Slave Trading in the South Atlantic, 1590-1867

David Richardson, Filipa Ribeiro da Silva
Brill, 2015 - 278 páginas
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"Studies of the South Atlantic commercial world typically focus on connections between Angola and Brazil, and specifically on the flows of enslaved Africans from Luanda and the relations between Portuguese-Brazilian traders and other agents and their local African and mulatto trading partners. While reaffirming the centrality of slaving activities and of the networks that underpinned them, this collection of new essays shows that there were major Portuguese-Brazilian slave-trading activities in the SouthAtlantic outside Luanda as well as the Angolan-Brazil axes upon which historians usually focus. In drawing attention to these aspects of the South Atlantic commercial world, we are reminded that this was a world of change and also one in which Portuguese-Brazilian traders were unable to sustain in the face of competition from northern European rivals the dominant position in slave trading in Atlantic Africa that they had first established in the sixteenth century"--Provided by publisher.

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David Richardson graduated from Manchester University and is Professor Emeritus in Economic History at the University of Hull, where he was founder and first Director of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation (2004-12). He was co-author with David Eltis of the multiple award-winning Atlas of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (2010) and of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database ( (2008) on which it was based.

Filipa Ribeiro da Silva, Ph.D. (2009), Leiden University, is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Macau (China). She is a member of the Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations at the International Institute of Social History of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Fellow of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull (UK). Dutch and Portuguese in Western Africa: Empires, Merchants and the Atlantic System, 1580-1674, (2011) is her latest book.

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