Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

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William and Mary Quarterly

The Abolition of the Slave Trade and the Transformation of the South-Central African Interior during the Nineteenth Century

David M. Gordon

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Select polities of south-central Africa during the nineteenth century. Details for the south-central African interior polities come from Jan Vansina, Kingdoms of the Savanna (1966; repr., Madison, Wis., 1968), 166–67. For West Africa, see Joseph C. Miller, Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730–1830 (Madison, Wis., 1988), 24–25, 230, 258, 263. Drawn by Rebecca Wrenn.