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Title:Alcohol under the context of the Atlantic slave trade: the case of Benguela and its hinterland (Angola)
Author:Curto, JosÚ C.ISNI
Periodical:Cahiers d'Útudes africaines (ISSN 0008-0055)
Geographic term:Angola
Subjects:alcoholic beverages
slave trade
colonial history
Abstract:This contribution sheds light on one aspect of the history of alcohol in Africa by exploring the introduction of foreign alcoholic drinks, the various systems through which they were delivered to consumers, and their impact upon patterns of consumption at Benguela (Angola) and its hinterland, a major supply region of the Atlantic slave trade that has hitherto received little attention. Drawing upon a variety of quantitative and qualitative sources, it argues that a veritable 'Atlantic creole' drinking culture, starting with the Portuguese at the beginning of the seventeenth century, did emerge in Benguela in the context of the commerce in human beings and that the alcohol consumption patterns of Africans further inland were thereby also transformed. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]