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Watch the solar set over the Niger at Mopti, the place Malians exchange fish for salt with the wasteland Tuareg.
Wake as much as the tug of a trunk as elephants wander via your campsite within the Serengeti nationwide Park.
Dip your oar quietly into the Okavango Delta as you float in the direction of a satisfaction of lions lounging at the water's edge.

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J. P. Oliveira Martins, 0 Brasil e as colonias portuguezas (Lisbon, 1953), p. 59. 16. P. Chaunu, "Pour une 'geopolitique' de l'espace americain," in R. Konetzke and H. , JahTbuch fur Geschichte von Staat, Wirtschaft, und Gesellschaft Lateinamerikas (Cologne, 1964), 1: 16. 12 THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE yields an estimate for the whole Atlantic slave trade in the vicinity of 8,OOO,000---about half of the traditional figure, and probably more accurate. Another exception is Donald Wiedner's History of Africa South of the Sahara.

New York, 1892),2:277. 10. W. E. H. Lecky, A History of England in the Eighteenth Century, 7 vols. (London, 1892-1920),2:243-44. 10 THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE in turn picked up the figure from Lecky,ll but Morel slipped the dates by ten years, making the estimate of three millions cover the years 1666-1766 and failing to mention the fact that it did not include the Spanish or French mainland colonies in South America. Morel's version, which he claimed was derived from "the most reliable authors," was in tum picked up by Melville J.

The very young, the old, and females were defined for commercial purposes as fractional parts of a pieza de India. This measure was convenient for Spanish imperial economic planning, where the need was a given amount of labor power, not a given number of individuals. For the historian, however, it means that the number of individuals delivered will always be greater than the number of piezas recorded. Market conditions in Africa made it impossible to buy only the ,prime slaves and leave all the rest, but the extent of the difference varied greatly with time and place.

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