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Point of No Return Monument detail, infamous gateway of slavery, Route of Slaves (Route des Esclaves), Ouidah, Benin : Stock Photo
The peoples of the Bight of Benin coast first came into contact with Europeans as early as the fourteenth century. The Europeans, as part of their plans to develop the Americas, subsequently initiated a mammoth slave trade that would last for four centuries. From the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, coastal communities of the Gulf of Guinea colluded in the transatlantic trade, making this stretch of the coastline famous as the ?Slave Coast?.

Point of No Return Monument detail, infamous gateway of slavery, Route of Slaves (Route des Esclaves), Ouidah, Benin

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The peoples of the Bight of Benin coast first came into contact with Europeans as early as the fourteenth century. The Europeans, as part of their plans to develop the Americas, subsequently initiated a mammoth slave trade that would last for four centuries. From the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries, coastal communities of the Gulf of Guinea colluded in the transatlantic trade, making this stretch of the coastline famous as the ?Slave Coast?.
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