A Reliable Account of the Coast of Guinea (1760)
This is the first complete English translation of an important and sensitive account of Gold Coast (modern Ghana) in the mid eighteenth century. Ludewig Ferdinand Romer was employed in West Africa from 1739 to 1749 by the Danish West India and Guinea Company. He published two books about Gold Coast, a short one in 1756, and then his more substantial A Reliable Account of the Coast of Guinea in 1760. Romer deals with the operation of the various European trading companies, and discusses the African-European relations that he had witnessed. But the real value of his work lies in his descriptions of the local context the African traders and customers, their societies, practices and religion. And he was much interested in African history, particularly from oral traditions. This edition (principally of Romer's 1760 text, but drawing on his 1756 volume too) makes available an uncommon source for the history of West Africa.
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