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Published: 15 March 2019

224 Pages

5.4x8.4 inches

ISBN: 9781849049627

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Abson & Company

Slave Traders in Eighteenth-Century West Africa

Stanley Alpern

A Hurst Publication

  • This unique micro-history of the Absons charts the family's stewardship of a slave factory in Dahomey, their intermarriage with African neighbours, and their ultimate decline.
  • Recounts the remarkable life of this key figure in an ignominious period of European and African history
  • By the author of Amazons of Black Sparta