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Slavery and African Ethnicities in the AmericasRestoring the Links$
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Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780807829738

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807876862_hall

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Greater Senegambia/Upper Guinea

Greater Senegambia/Upper Guinea

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(p.80) Chapter Four Greater Senegambia/Upper Guinea
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Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas
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Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/9780807876862_hall.8

The earliest Atlantic slave trade began in the Greater Senegambia. This region was an important source of African slaves, who were shipped to the Americas for the rest of the eighteenth century. This chapter argues that people from the Greater Senegambia have made rich demographic and cultural contributions to many regions in the Americas, especially in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. It also discusses the slave trade voyages recorded between Greater Senegambia and the Americas in The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database. Records show that the United States was the most important place where Senegambians clustered after Europe legally entered the Atlantic slave trade.

Keywords:   Atlantic slave trade, slave trade, Greater Senegambia, Americas, Caribbean, slave trade voyages, Slave Trade Database, Senegambians

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