Map of 1828

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Ilorin continued to attack Oyo, while the Egba attempted to unite in the face of Ijebu inroads. According to M. A. Mabogunje and J. Omer-Cooper, “many towns were deserted and most of them set on fire by their own inhabitants. Following up their victory, [the Ijebu army] pushed through Ijayie-Maja, Kosi-Kosi, Ikerekuiwere, Ora, Ibadan, Ojokodo, Iwohaha and Eguoto the same night and reached Ojoho.” Dahomey, meanwhile, fought a second, successful campaign against the Mahi town of Hundjroto.

At the coast, the slave trade was in relative decline with only ten documented voyages, including six taken to Sierra Leone, three that went to Cuba and one to Brazil. Documented totals dipped to 3,458 individuals, while just over 5,000 people are estimated to have left unspecified points.

For citations see: Henry B. Lovejoy, "Mapping Uncertainty: The Collapse of Oyo and the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1816-1836," Journal of Global Slavery 4, 2 (2019): 127-161. (Open source access).

Documented Slave Voyages in 1828

Voyage ID Name Departure Arrival Individuals
746 Águia da América (1828) Lagos Brazil 166
670 Pirro (1828) Unspecified Cuba 442
672 Fama de Cadiz (a) Diana (1828) Ouidah Cuba 735
756 Firme (1828) Little Popo Cuba 492
2392 Emprendador (1828) Little Popo Sierra Leone 3
2998 Nova Viagem (1828) Unspecified Sierra Leone 354
3006 Santa Efigênia (1828) Badagry Sierra Leone 218
3007 Zeferina (1828) Ouidah Sierra Leone 218
3008 Nossa Senhora da Penha da França (1828) Lagos Sierra Leone 184
3012 Vingador (1828) Lagos Sierra Leone 646

*Ship totals with the same number based on imputted data. See Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database (www.slavervoyages.org).