Chapter Three. Time On The Coast

  title={Chapter Three. Time On The Coast},
  author={Linda A. Newson and Susie Minchin},
  journal={From Capture to Sale},
A number of scholars have suggested that mortality during captivity on the African coast was considerable and may even have exceeded that during the Middle Passage. In the eighteenth century slave traders spent less time on the coast to safeguard the health of the crew who quickly succumbed to malaria and other tropical diseases. Once the slaves had been acquired they were accommodated quite differently in Cacheu and Luanda. In the early years of the European slave trade on the Upper Guinea…