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The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Sarah Stockwell

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book serves to deepen our understanding of the end of the British empire, too often approached as if it was a process shaped and experienced exclusively by nationalist and imperial politicians ... More


Nationalism and British Business

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

From the late 1940s, the pace of political change in the Gold Coast was very rapid. Not all companies were as directly caught up in political developments as the merchant firms belonging to the ... More


Introduction

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

At the end of the Second World War, there had been no expectation of the Gold Coast's quick advance from being a British colony to an independent state. An outbreak of rioting in early 1948 followed ... More


British Business and the Gold Coast Colonial State on the Eve of Decolonization

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter considers the British companies' relations with the Gold Coast colonial state during the Second World War and its immediate aftermath until around 1948. The relationship between business ... More


Asante, the Dutch, and Elmina: An Overview, 1701–1872

LARRY W. YARAK

in Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221562
eISBN:
9780191678448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter provides a study of the underlying commercial and strategic basis of Asante-Dutch relations, and an analysis of what each side sought to extract from the relationship. The interests of ... More


British Business in British Strategies for Decolonization in the Gold Coast

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

British companies' experience of, and response to, Ghanaian decolonization was shaped both by a transformation in the economic activities of the colonial state beginning during the late 1930s and by ... More


Strategies for Decolonization: Constitutional Change and the Campaign for Business Representation

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The inauguration of African self-government entailed some loss of privilege for British capitalist interests in the Gold Coast. Not only did the constitutional changes of 1951 sweep aside the old ... More


Strategies for Decolonization: The Mercantile and Service Sectors

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The disturbances in 1948 and the constitutional reforms that followed not only prompted British firms collectively to review their representative machinery, but also focused discussion within ... More


Strategies for Decolonization: The Mining Companies

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In the post-war era, British mining companies, like firms in other sectors, introduced policies to take account of political change in the Gold Coast. They began a process of Africanization, and ... More


Asante and the Dutch 1744–1873

Larry W. Yarak

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198221562
eISBN:
9780191678448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198221562.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This is a study of the administration and government of the West African kingdom of Asante between 1744 and 1873. The book analyses the nature and development of the pre-colonial state, and traces ... More


Palavers and Treaty Making in the British Acquisition of the Gold Coast Colony (West Africa)

Rebecca Shumway

in Empire by Treaty: Negotiating European Expansion, 1600-1900

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199391783
eISBN:
9780190213213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199391783.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter reviews the relationship between Great Britain and the Fante rulers of the area that came to be known as the Gold Coast Colony (West Africa) during the middle decades of the nineteenth ... More


A Motley Company: Differing Identities among Euro-Africans in Eighteenth-Century Elmina

NATALIE EVERTS

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

Euro-Africans along the Gold Coast figure as a somewhat obscure minority in contemporary European literature. Perhaps this can be attributed to the kinship system of the coastal Akan that dominated ... More


History and Meaning in Akan Societies, 1500–1800

Kwasi Konadu

in The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390643
eISBN:
9780199775736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the commercial interactions between Akan settlements and persons and the European nationals that established trading lodges on the Gold Coast between the sixteenth and the ... More


Conclusion

Sarah Stockwell

in The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208488
eISBN:
9780191678035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In 1957, Ghana gained independence, completing its rapid political progress from a British colony to one of the first African nations to secure its freedom from European rule. For British ... More


Lower Guinea: Ivory Coast, Gold Coast, Slave Coast/Bight of Benin

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Lower Guinea coasts named by maritime traders as the Ivory Coast, the Gold Coast, and the Slave Coast on the Bight of Benin were major sources of enslaved Africans brought to the Americas. This ... More


The Akan Diaspora in the Americas

Kwasi Konadu

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195390643
eISBN:
9780199775736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390643.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Since the Herskovits‐Frazier debate of the 1940s, African diasporic research in the Americas has been marked not only by an uninterrupted focus on West Africa but also by an equally incessant neglect ... More


“We took man, woman, and child”

Audra A. Diptee

in From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034829
eISBN:
9780813038414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034829.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the experiences of captive men, women, and children during the process of enslavement in Africa. It outlines differences in the captive experience in the three key areas of ... More


Take Arrow Poisons for the Heart

Abena Dove Osseo-Asare

in Bitter Roots: The Search for Healing Plants in Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226085524
eISBN:
9780226086163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226086163.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Colonial botanists in the British colony of the Gold Coast (now Ghana) in West Africa, stole plants and information in their quest to manufacture a new drug for ‘smoker’s heart’, sold by companies ... More


“No Such Thing as Stand Still”: The Chief Sam Movement and the “African Pioneers”

Kendra Taira Field

in Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race, and Nation after the Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300180527
eISBN:
9780300182286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300180527.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Chapter 4 recovers the origins of the little-known 1913–15 Chief Sam back-to-Africa movement and the lifelong migrants who created it. African-American access to Indian land ended abruptly after 1907 ... More


Bittersweet Harvest: The Colonial Cocoa Boom and the Tropical Forest Frontier

Corey Ross

in Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780199590414
eISBN:
9780191829901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590414.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Social History

This chapter considers the rapid expansion of cocoa production in Europe’s tropical colonies. It outlines the development of plantation cultivation and the challenges it faced, and lays particular ... More


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