Portugal’s involvement (whether official or unofficial) with the west coast of Africa in the 15th and 16th centuries. Start with the voyages of exploration and footholds that the Portuguese gained on the west African coast or on nearby islands. Then, concentrate your essay on Portugal’s relationship with the Kingdom of Kongo.
Address the nature of the Portuguese relationship (both official and the unofficial slavers), the civilization level of the Kingdom, and the ultimate fate of the Kingdom. Use the selections from The River Congo and Lecture notes.
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