Houghton Mifflin Social Studies
Across the Centuries

Lesson at a Glance
Chapter 6, Lesson 2: The Rise of Coastal Trading States (pp. 141-144)

The Big Idea
Framework Concept: Interdependence and Conflict Trade between Arab seafaring merchants and coastal East Africans led to the rise of prosperous Swahili city-states and, eventually, to efforts by the Portuguese to control them.

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