Mariana Candido

Mariana Candido

Mariana Candido is a professor in the Department of History at Emory University. She is a specialist in West Central African history during the era of the transatlantic slave trade.

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The best books on The History of Angola (pre-20th century), recommended by Mariana Candido

West Central Africa was involved in the transatlantic slave trade from its inception in the fifteenth century until it ended in the late nineteenth century. It’s the region that lost the largest number of enslaved people to the transatlantic slave trade, with over 5.6 million people taken away. And yet Angola, where three of the five main slaving ports were located, is little studied in English. Here, Mariana Candido, a professor at Emory University, introduces us to some of the best books (available in English) on this era of Angolan history, from the biography of one ruler, Njinga Mbandi, to a survey of the entire period.

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