The History Of Ghana / Edition 1

The History Of Ghana / Edition 1

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by Roger Gocking
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0313318948

ISBN-13: 9780313318948

Pub. Date: 09/05/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Gocking provides a historical overview of Ghana from the emergence of precolonial states through increasing contact with Europeans that led to the establishment of formal colonial rule by Great Britian at the end of the 19th century. Colonial rule transformed what was known as the Gold Coast economically, socially, and politically, but it contained the seeds of its

Overview

Gocking provides a historical overview of Ghana from the emergence of precolonial states through increasing contact with Europeans that led to the establishment of formal colonial rule by Great Britian at the end of the 19th century. Colonial rule transformed what was known as the Gold Coast economically, socially, and politically, but it contained the seeds of its own demise. After World War II an increasingly more effective nationalist movement challenged British rule, and in 1957 Ghana became independent. Independence brought its own challenges the most important of which was the inability to maintain political stability. Within the space of 24 years there were four military coups and the collapse of three republics. Ghana's Fourth Republic, established in 1993, has dealt with the legacy of instability inherited from the past as it moves towards a more stable future.

A timeline, photographs, maps, and an appendix of biographies of notable figures in the history of Ghana are included. Students and adults alike will find this book to be highly effective in describing the often turbulent and tumultuous history of this country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313318948
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
09/05/2000
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
382
Sales rank:
825,377
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

List of Photographs

Timeline of Historical Events

Introduction: Ghana in Perspective

Precolonial States and Societies

Colonial Rule

Politics and Protest in the Model Colony

The Model Colony at War and the Aftermath

The Convention People's Party and the Road to Independence

Independence: The Nkrumah Years

From Military Coup to Second Republic

Return of the Soldiers

The Third Republic and the PNDC

The First NDC Administration: 1993-1997

The Second NDC Administration: 1997-2001

The NPP in Power: 2001-2004

Epilogue: Moving Forward Looking Backwards

Notable People in the History of Ghana

Selected Bibliography

Index

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The History Of Ghana 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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