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A Historical Geography of Ghana

A Historical Geography of Ghana


  • Date Published: July 1971
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521096577

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  • Originally published in 1969, this book presents a historical geography of Ghana from the earliest times onwards. It describes the people and their social organization, migrations, agriculture, artefacts, manufacturing and history. Numerous illustrative figures, appendices and a detailed bibliography are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ghana and the development of historical geography.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 1971
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521096577
    • length: 394 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and diagrams
    List of tables
    Part I. Introduction: From Earliest Times to the End of the Seventeenth Century:
    1. The peopling of the land and the crystallization of tribes and states
    2. The changing human geography
    Part II. From the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century to About 1850:
    3. William Bosman's Gold Coast: population and settlements
    4. William Bosman's Gold Coast: primary and secondary occupations
    5. William Bosman's Gold Coast: trade and transport
    6. Ashanti power and economic geography
    Part III. From About 1850 to 1936:
    7. Agriculture, fishing, and the timber industry
    8. Mining
    9. Economic and social conditions
    10. The transport problem
    11. The determinants of urban growth
    Part IV. On the Eve of World War II:
    12. Population and settlements
    13. Economic geography
    14. Man and landscape

  • Author

    Kwamina B. Dickson

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