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The shell money of the slave trade

by Jan S. Hogendorn

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.
    • Subjects:
    • Shell money.,
    • Cowries.,
    • Slave-trade -- History.,
    • Slave-trade -- Africa.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJan Hogendorn and Marion Johnson.
      SeriesAfrican studies series ;, 49
      ContributionsJohnson, Marion, 1914-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN450.5 .H64 1986
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxv, 230 p. :
      Number of Pages230
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2543762M
      ISBN 100521320860
      LC Control Number85025511

        The Transatlantic Slave Trade: The History and Legacy of the System that Brought Slaves to the New World looks at the notorious trade network. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the Transatlantic slave trade like never before, in no time at all/5(32).   Over in West Africa, shell money is believed to have been introduced into the region by Arab traders during the 8 th century AD. It was, however, only later on, with the arrival of the Europeans, that the use of shell money became widespread in the region.. The Portuguese, French, British, and Dutch who arrived in West Africa noticed that some of the tribes were fond of these shells and Author: Dhwty.

        manilla: money of the slave trade Copper was the "red gold" of Africa and had been both mined there and traded across the Sahara by Italian and Arab merchants. The early Portuguese explorers of the s observed that copper bracelets and leg-bands were the principal money all along the west African coast. Jan Hogendorn:The Shell Money of the Slave Trade,QUALITY PAPERBACK,HISTORY - GENERAL HISTORY,Released 07/23/,Pre-owned

        The Paperback of the The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade: - by Hugh Thomas at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $35 or Brand: Simon & Schuster. The Transatlantic Slave Trade. Works of Art (9) Essay. From the seventeenth century on, slaves became the focus of trade between Europe and Africa. The Shell Money of the Slave Trade. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Klein, Herbert S.


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The shell money of the slave trade by Jan S. Hogendorn Download PDF EPUB FB2

Book Description. This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade. Over a large part of West Africa they became the regular market currency, but then disappeared almost totally, except during the depression of the s, and occasionally in the markets of remote frontier by: This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade.

The shells were carried from the Maldives to the Mediterranean by Arab traders for further. This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade. The shells were carried from the Maldives to the Mediterranean by Arab traders for further transport across the Sahara, and to Europe by competing Portuguese, Dutch, English and French traders for onward transport to the West African coast/5(2).

It was in West Africa that cowries became the shell money of the slave trade. In the last three chapters of the book, Hogendorn and Johnson trace the expansion of the cowrie zone to cover a large portion of West Africa.

They give detailed descriptions of how cowries functioned as money. Shell Money of the Slave Trade, Paperback by Hogendorn, Jan S.; Johnson, Marion, ISBNISBNBrand New, Free shipping in the US A study of the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade.

This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade. The shells were carried from the Maldives to the Mediterranean by Arab traders for further transport across the Sahara, and to Europe by competing Portuguese, Dutch, English and French traders for onward transport to the West African coast.

If you ever wondered about the background story of the cowrie shells you can find attached to various examples of African art from all over the continent, “The Shell Money of the Slave Trade”, published by Cambridge University Press in and counting pages, is the book for you.

A preview can be found online via Google Books here. It was in West Africa that cowries became the shell money of the slave trade. In the last three chapters of the book, Hogendorn and Johnson trace the expansion of the cowrie zone to Author: Robert Harms. Book Description This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade.

Over a large part of West Africa they became the regular market currency, but then disappeared almost totally, except during the depression of the s, and occasionally in the markets of remote frontier : Jan Hogendorn. The Shell Money of the Slave Trade (African Studies, Band 49) | Jan Hogendorn, Marion Johnson | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf duch Amazon.

The Shell Money of the Slave Trade by Jan S. Hogendorn,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(2). The Slave Trade by Hugh Thomas The history of the cowrie shell (so much used as a currency in Africa for so long) has been written, as has the history of the Birmingham gun, much used as barter for so many slaves.

Book Cover Image (jpg): The Slave Trade. Trade Paperback ( MB) The Slave Trade The Story of the Atlantic Released on: Febru The shell money of the slave trade That work of four years, involving field and archival work in Europe, Africa, and Asia, is now complete.

The authors could not have done it without help. This study examines the role of cowrie-shell money in West African trade, particularly the slave trade.

Over a large part of West Africa they became the regular market currency, but then disappeared almost totally, except during the depression of the s, and occasionally in. Benin lost human capital to the slave trade and fell further and further into arrears, importing more and more money that bought less and less.

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Title: Created Date: 6/21/ PM. For centuries before European expansion in the s, cowries were also used as a form of currency in some areas — hence the name "money cowrie." With the advent of the slave trade to the New World, cowries were among the items that Europeans exchanged with coastal West African groups for slaves.

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HoGENDORN Jan JOHNSON Marion The Shell Money of the Slave Trade Cambridge Cambridge University Press xvi p.

carte bibi. index African Studies Series 49) This book is fascinating study of economic history that tells the full story of thousands of millions of little cowrie shells that circulated in West Africa The authors introduce their study with the argument that of all the so Author: Nehemia Levtzion.

In his book A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution, Toby Green draws upon a range of underutilized sources to describe the evolution of West Africa over a period of four transformative centuries.

With these sources Green demonstrates that the region was integrated into the developing. Love this site, but this is not a list on the African Slave Trade, it is a list of books about slavery. With rare exceptions (and, of course, those born to slaves already arrived in the New World), people did not become slaves upon reaching North/South America & the Caribbean -- they ARRIVED as slaves.

The dates the European countries ended their prominence in cowrie shell trade corresponds with their decline and termination of slave trading. The Dutch dominated until with their decline in slave trade occurring from to Inthe Netherlands signed an international agreement to end slave trading.The little white shell called the money cowrie was considerably the most important money import to West Africa over a period of several centuries, and was the major File Size: 1MB.