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The Dutch West India Company's establishment in Angola, 1641-1648: a reluctant commitment

By Natalia Tojo


This thesis focuses on the Dutch West India Company's (WIC) presence in Angola between 1641 and 1648. It deals with the WIC's strategy regarding the control of the country’s slave trade, the response to Portuguese opposition to its infiltration in the region, and the role of local rulers to facilitate trade and to provide the company with military assistance

Topics: Letteren, Dutch West India Company, Portugal, Angola, 17th century colonial rivalry
Year: 2007
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