Although many parts of Africa has been carefully researched and preserved, there is relatively little information on the region that forms contemporary Angola as it was before the arrival of the Europeans in the late 1400s.
Slaves were obtained by agents, called pombeiros, who roamed the interior, generally following established routes along rivers. They bought slaves, called peças (pieces), from local chiefs in exchange for commodities such as cloth and wine.
A book about twenty years after independence of Angola.
From 1575 to current date information about the history and independence.
Chapter about Portuguese colonial rule of Angola, San Thome, and Principe from E. D. Morel's history of European imperialism in Africa, The Black Man's Burden.
The first Portuguese colony in Angola was established in Luanda in 1575, and, except for a short Dutch occupation (1641-48).
Overview of various periods in Angola's history, from the Embassy of the Republic of Angola.