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Slave Coast

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  1. the coast of W equatorial Africa, between the Benin and Volta rivers: a center of slavery traffic 16th–19th centuries.
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  • The work was always dangerous, for the natives along the slave-coast soon became suspicious.

    A Social History of The American Negro

    Benjamin Brawley

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Slave Coast

  1. the coast of W Africa between the Volta River and Mount Cameroon, chiefly along the Bight of Benin: the main source of African slaves (16th–19th centuries)
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