Ant O Gon Alves

Ant O Gon Alves

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Ant o Gon alves was a 15th century Portuguese explorer and slave trader who was the first European to buy Africans as slaves from black slave traders. In 1441, Gon alves was sent by Henry the Navigator to explore the West African coast in an expedition under the command of Nuno Trist o. As Gon alves was considerably younger than Trist o, his duty was less exploration than it was hunting the Mediterranean monk seals that inhabit West Africa. After he had filled his small vessel with seal skins, Gon alves, on his own initiative, decided to buy some Africans to return to Portugal. With nine of his crewmen, Gon alves bought an Azenegue Berber and a black tribesman who had worked as a slave for the Berbers. By this time, Trist o had arrived at the same place, and the two crews joined together for another purchasing trip, on which they bought 10 slaves, one of them an Azenegue chief.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Equ Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135935313
  • 9786135935318