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From the 16th century the race for gold took Spain, Portugal and the Dutch Republic to West Africa then to the Americas. England and France’s attempts to commandeer the African trade resulted in a complex relationship where diplomacy, partnerships, piracy and privateering were intertwined. Olivette Otele will trace European anxiety about its colonial past by looking at the legacies of this earlier era.