Trade, Coasters, and Conflict in the Rio Pongo from 1790 to 1808

@article{Mouser1973TradeCA,
  title={Trade, Coasters, and Conflict in the Rio Pongo from 1790 to 1808},
  author={B. Mouser},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1973},
  volume={14},
  pages={45-64}
}
  • B. Mouser
  • Published 1973
  • Geography
  • The Journal of African History
A DOMINANT theme in early nineteenth-century economic history for the West African coast has been the transition from slaving to legitimate commerce, and the persistence of the former after the trade became illegal. The ability of trading centres to withstand changes in commercial patterns depended largely upon the character of slaving which had preceded its legal termination. Some areas of the coast, as Simon Rottenberg reports, had no recognized entrepots of the trade; instead, shippers… Expand