How successful was Kongo in their relations with the Portuguese and Dutch?
·Relationship between Afonso I and Portugal
·Role of Sao Tome traders in worsening relations
·Kongolese-Portuguese War of 1622-24
·Pedro I and relations with the Dutch
·War against Portugal in latter part of C17
·Impact of the slave trade.
1. Starter: what do the letters reveal about relations between the Kingdom of Kongo and Portugal?
2. Preparation for debate: Relations with Europe had a detrimental impact on Kongo. Students research one side of the argument
3. Hold debate
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The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (slavevoyages.org)