The Development of Indigenous Trade and Markets in West Africa: Studies Presented and Discussed at the Tenth International African Seminar at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, December 1969

1st Edition

Claude Meillassoux

Routledge
Published August 22, 2018
Reference - 452 Pages
ISBN 9781138596627 - CAT# K387460
Series: African Ethnographic Studies of the 20th Century

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Summary

Originally published in 1971 and written in English and French, with summaries in both languages, the essays in this volume dsicuss the effects of internal economic and political conditions and of external relations on the development of trade and markets in West Africa from the period of the slave trade to the growth in the 20th century in production for overseas markets and rapidly expanding urban centres. Other essays discuss various aspects of local and regional trade and markets from the nineteenth century onwards.

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