From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce: The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa
Cambridge University Press, Aug 8, 2002 - Business & Economics - 292 pages
This edited collection, written by leading specialists, deals with nineteenth-century commercial transition in West Africa: the ending of the Atlantic slave trade and development of alternative forms of 'legitimate' trade. Approaching the subject from an African perspective, the case studies consider the effects of transition on the African societies involved, and provide new insights into the history of pre-colonial Africa and the slave trade, origins of European imperialism, and longer term issues of economic development in Africa.
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