From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce
The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa
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From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce by Robin Law
Book DescriptionThis edited collection, written by eleven leading specialists, examines the nineteenth-century commercial transition in West Africa: the ending of the Atlantic slave trade and the development of alternative forms of 'legitimate' trade, mainly in vegetable products. Approaching the subject from an African, rather than a European or American, perspective, the case studies consider the effects of transition on the African societies involved. They offer significant insights into the history of pre-colonial Africa and the slave trade, the origins of European imperialism, and longer-term issues of economic development in Africa.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521523066
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin Law
English in West Africa, 1691-1699, Hardback (December 2006)
This completes Robin Law's highly acclaimed edition of the letter-books of the Royal African Company, the most substantial body of source material on English trade in West Africa in the late seventeenth century. The correspondence provides massively detailed day-to-day documentation of local operations and interactions.
English in West Africa, 1681-1683, Hardback (December 1997)
In the SOURCES OF AFRICAN HISTORY series, a volume containing the letters of the Royal African Company of England, covering the period 1681-1683. The letters form the most substantial and important source of material on English trade in West Africa in the late seventeenth century.
From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce, Hardback (August 1995)» View all books by Robin Law
Essays, from an African perspective, on the nineteenth-century commercial transition in West Africa.
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