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The Slave alternate and tradition within the Bight of Biafra dissects and explains the constitution, dramatic enlargement, and manifold results of the slave exchange within the Bight of Biafra. through displaying that the increase of the Aro service provider team used to be the main consider alternate growth, G. Ugo Nwokeji reinterprets why and the way such large-scale trade constructed within the absence of large-scale centralized states. the result's the 1st research to hyperlink the constitution and trajectory of the slave exchange in an incredible exporting quarter to the growth of a particular African service provider staff - between different clean insights into Atlantic Africa's involvement within the alternate - and the main entire remedy of Atlantic slave exchange within the Bight of Biafra. the basic position of tradition within the association of exchange is highlighted, transcending the standard monetary reasons in a fashion that complicates conventional generalizations approximately paintings, household slavery, and gender in pre-colonial Africa.

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