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SLAVE COAST

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 216 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SLAVE COAST. The name given to that part of the coast of West Africa extending from the river Volta to the Niger delta; forming part of the Guinea coast (see GUINEA). From the beginning of the 16th to the end of the 18th century this region was a principal resort of the Europeans engaged in the slave trade. Politically the Slave Coast is divided between Germany, France and Great Britain, the German section forming part of Togoland (q.v.), the French section the seaboard of Dahomey (q.v.), and the British section the Lagos province of Nigeria (see LAGOS).
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