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Instructions regarding trading forts


Instructions regarding the trading forts on the West Coast of Africa and their use after Abolition (when trading in slaves became illegal), 1840. The report mentions the activities of slave traders who were (illegally) still trading. Europeans used forts as bases for trading along the West African coast. These trading forts were used for temporarily housing enslaved Africans until they could be loaded onto waiting ships anchored nearby.

From Report from the Select Committee on the Coast of West Africa; together with the minutes of evidence , 1842.

Date: 1842

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