An economic history of West Africa
This is the standard account of the economic history of the vast area conventionally known as West Africa. Ranging from prehistoric time to independence it covers the former French as well as British colonies.
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structure and function
the Sahara and the Atlantic
The economic basis of imperialism
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achieved activities African History agriculture areas Ashanti Atlantic slave trade became Britain British West Africa capital cent centres Chapter cocoa colonial period colonial rule crops currencies Dahomey decline demand eighteenth century established Europe European example exchange expansion expatriate firms export production export sector external farmers farming foodstuffs France French West Africa Ghana Gold Coast groundnut growth Hausa historians important incomes increase indigenous industrial interests investment Ivory Coast Journal of African kola labour force land legitimate commerce long distance trade manufacturing merchants migrants modern Nantes Niger Delta Nigeria nineteenth century official open economy organisation overseas trade palm oil plantations political population pre-colonial period railway region result rulers savanna Second World Senegal shipped Sierra Leone slavery social societies specialised staple Sudan supply terms of trade Timbuctu tion traditional trans-Saharan trans-Saharan trade transport tropical twentieth century underdeveloped Western Sudan