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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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Lower Guinea: Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Slave Coast/Bight of Benin

Lower Guinea: Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Slave Coast/Bight of Benin

(p.101) Chapter Five Lower Guinea: Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Slave Coast/Bight of Benin
Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

University of North Carolina Press

The Lower Guinea coasts named by maritime traders as the Ivory Coast, the Gold Coast, and the Slave Coast on the Bight of Benin were major sources of enslaved Africans brought to the Americas. This chapter discusses the transatlantic slave trade voyages from these regions of the Lower Guinea across the Atlantic. It demonstrates how using databases and traditional documents generated by transatlantic slave voyages can help us to explore the roots of African-descended peoples in the Americas.

Keywords:   Lower Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Slave Coast, Bight of Benin, slave trade voyages, Americas

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