Journals and Correspondence of Louis Fraser, British Vice-Consul to the Kingdom of Dahomey, West Africa, 1851-1852

Author(s): 
Law, Robin
ISBN: 
9780197265215
Date published: 
May 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£60.00

The British Vice-Consulate for the kingdom of Dahomey (in the modern Republic of Bénin, West Africa) in 1851-1852 was established to suppress the trans-Atlantic slave trade. These documents are valuable sources for the history of British policy on the slave trade for Dahomey, one of the most important indigenous states in coastal West Africa.