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Slave Coast

noun
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 natives of the Slave Coast had made some notable cultural advances.

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  • Her latest and last voyage was to the Slave Coast, in the Gulf of Guinea.

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  • By the end of the war it was entirely suppressed, though as late as 1866 a squadron of ships patrolled the Slave Coast.

  • Last of the immigrants to be mentioned, but among the earliest in point of time, is the black race from the Slave Coast of Africa.

  • When the whites first went to the Slave Coast there was comparatively little slavery among the natives.

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  • The Slave Coast native was compelled to choose between being a slave-catcher or a slave.

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Slave Coast

noun
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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