Atlantic slave trade  

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"The kingdom of Dahomey was the great slave producer and man hunter for the European slave trade." --The Evolution of War (1929) by Maurice Rea Davie

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The Atlantic slave trade, also known as the transatlantic slave trade, was the trade of African people supplied to the colonies of the "New World" that occurred in and around the Atlantic Ocean. It lasted from the 16th century to the 19th century. Most slaves were shipped from West Africa and Central Africa and taken to the New World (primarily Brazil). Some slaves were captured by European slave traders through raids and kidnapping, but most were obtained through coastal trading with Africans.

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