Word of the Week: Nidus

As in:  “He arrived in Africa, one contemporary observed, a ‘strange and animating spectacle,’ a ‘free and enlightened African entering as an independent trader, witBookCover_AtlanticBiographiesh his black crew into that port which was so lately the Nidus of the slave trade.’”

Fortin, J. A., & Meuwese, M. (2014). Atlantic Biographies: Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World. Boston:  Brill. p. 325.

For definitions of nidus, consult the Oxford English Dictionary and the Credo Reference Collection


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