The Delivery of Slaves from the Bight of Benin in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries

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Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and African Diaspora1
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1 Only titles in English are included in this bibliography. For titles in French, Spanish and Portuguese, see Supplementary List. Course syllabus and readings at:

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