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Title:Royal Monopoly and Private Enterprise in the Atlantic Trade: The Case of Dahomey
Author:Law, Robin R.ISNI
Year:1977
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:18
Issue:4
Pages:555-577
Language:English
Geographic term:Benin
Subjects:Dahomey polity
slave trade
mercantile history
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/180832
Abstract:The kingdom of Dahomey has frequently been cited as an example of a coastal state whose kings exercised a monopoly of the Atlantic trade. This article shows that the Dahomian royal conmercial monopoly is essentially mythological in the following sections: the slave trade in Allada and Hueda - the slave trade in Dahomey - the king's agents in the 19th century - the palm oil trade. Notes.
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