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Title:The Early Sao Tome-Principe Slave Trade With Mina, 1500-1540
Author:Vogt, John L.
Year:1973
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Volume:6
Issue:3
Pages:453-467
Language:English
Geographic terms:Ghana
São Tomé
Principe
Portugal
São Tomé and Principe
Subjects:slave trade
history
1500-1599
slaves
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/216611
Abstract:During the first four decades of the sixteenth century, the traffic in slaves which the Portuguese crown maintained between the islands of Sao Tome and Principe and the royal Mina gold stations provided a vital link in the interregional trade conducted by Portugal in the Gulf of Guinea. The Sao Tome-Mina slave traffic began informally on a small scale, shortly before 1500. At the height of the trade during the 1520's and 1530's, from three to six separate vessels were kept continually busy hauling slaves to Mina. The article describes how these sailings were organised and the treatment of the slaves on the ships. Notes. table.
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