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West African Warfare in Bahia and Cuba: Soldier Slaves in the Atlantic World, 1807-1844

Manuel Barcia


This book seeks to explain how a series of historical events that occurred in a specific geographical area of West Africa from the mid-1790s onwards had an impact upon life in cities and plantations in western Cuba and Bahia. Why did these two geographical areas serve as the theatre for the rise of the Nagôs, the Lucumís, and other West African men and women? The answer, the book argues, relates to the fact that plantation economies supported by unusually large numbers of African-born slaves from the same—or close—geographical and ethnic heritage transformed the rural and urban landscape in bo ... More

Keywords: West Africa, Bahia, Cuba, slavery, warfare, African diaspora

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198719038
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719038.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Manuel Barcia, author
Associate Professor of Latin American History, University of Leeds