Ouidah (or Whydah), the Slave Coast of West Africa (1727 – 1892)



(Ouidah before the Dahomean Conquest)

The Dahomean Conquest of Ouidah

Dahomean Ouidah

The Atlantic Slave Trade Operationalized

De Souza’s Ouidah
(The era of the illegal slave trade 1815-39)

The Era of Transition
(From slaves to palm oil 1840-57)

Dissension & decline
(Ouidah under King Glele) 1858 – 77)

From Dahomean to French Rule
(1878 – 92)