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Západní mocnosti, obchod a otroci v první polovině 19. století v Senegambii
Western Powers, Trade and Slaves in Senegambia in the First Half of the 19th Century

Author(s): Filip Strych
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci

Summary/Abstract: Senegambia represented a strategic area in the first half of the 19th century, whereas in the second half of this century the importance of the region began to decline. The chief authorities of this territory were France and Great Britain that competed for the influence and also the largest profit of trade. The study deals with the trade where is possible to find similarities as well as differences in the approach of both powers, for instance diverse preferences in choice of a grease for the domestic industry. Furthermore, the accent is put on various trading branches – the two most significant of them (peanuts and slaves) are discussed in detail. Both commodities belonged to the crucial ones and dictated the development of the market, alternatively of the whole area in the first half of the 19th century. The consolidation of position for “the final fight for Africa” happened just at the end of the first half of the 19th century, when both powers wanted to maintain and consolidate their present positions.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 44
  • Page Range: 43-54
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Czech