How to Teach history

Anyone who crossed the threshold of the Traore compound knew at once what sort of people they were, guessed they owned plenty of good land planted with millet, cotton and fonio, worked by hundreds of slaves- house slaves and captives. there were storerooms crammed with bags full of cowrie shells and gold dust lavishly bestowed by the king, the mansa. in a paddock behind the huts were arab steeds, purchased from the moors. signs of wealth were everywhere. pg4. Segu- Maryse Conde


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