Middlemen of the Cameroons Rivers by Ralph Derrick
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Middlemen of the Cameroons Rivers
By Ralph Derrick

Middlemen of the Cameroons Rivers

The Duala and their Hinterland, c.1600-c.1960

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Middlemen of the Cameroons Rivers by Ralph Derrick

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The Duala people entered the international scene as merchant-brokers for precolonial trade in ivory, slaves and palm products. Under colonial rule they used the advantages gained from earlier riverain trade to develop cocoa plantations and provide their children with exceptional levels of European education. At the same time they came into early conflict with both German and French regimes and played a leading - if ultimately unsuccessful - role in anti-colonial politics. In tracing these changing economic and political roles, this book also examines the growing consciousness of the Duala as an ethnic group and uses their history to shed light on the history of 'middleman' communities in surrounding regions of West and Central Africa. The authors draw upon a wide range of written and oral sources, including indigenous accounts of the past conflicting with their own findings but illuminate local conceptions of social hierarchy and their relationship to spiritual beliefs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521566643
ISBN-10: 0521566649
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 268
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 21-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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A book about Duala 'middlemen', intermediaries between Europeans and their own hinterland over three centuries.

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