Dahomey and the Royal Palaces of Abomey

The Royal Palaces of Abomey are a series of earthen palaces in what is now Benin. The complex is culturally and historically important to West Africa, but the source of much of the wealth that built those palaces was the Atlantic slave trade. Read the show notes here.

Abomey, Benin: The palace of King Guezo. (Photo by H. Christoph/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

Topics in this Podcast: what the Civil War was about, 18th century, 19th century, black history, Dahomey, art history, 17th century, African history, Africa, economics, art, slavery