George E. Brooks

A professor of history at Indiana University in Bloomington, George E. Brooks is the author of Landlords and Strangers: Ecology, Society, and Trade in Western Africa, 1000-1630, and numerous studies in African and world history.

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Eurafricans in Western Africa · Commerce, Social Status, Gender, and Religious Observance from the Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century
By George E. Brooks

Eurafricans in Western Africa traces the rich social and commercial history of western Africa. The most comprehensive study to date, it begins prior to the sixteenth century when huge profits made by middlemen on trade in North African slaves, salt, gold, pepper, and numerous other commodities prompted Portuguese reconnaissance voyages along the coast of western Africa.