Making the Town: Ga State and Society in Early Colonial Accra

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Overview

Making the Town is the social history of a West African urban community, the Ga people of Accra, Ghana, from the 1860s to the 1920s. Its focus is town politics, and it shows how the Ga townspeople actively shaped Accras transition from pre-colonial city-state to colonial port city.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780325001906
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 9/18/2000
  • Series: Social History of Africa Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Glossary of Ga Words

Introduction: Making the Town

State and Society in Precolonial Accra

Defending the Town: Warfare, Wealth, and Civic Virtue, 1866-1874

Law, Slavery, and Colonial Rule, 1874-1880

Between Two Fires: Economic Change and Political Power, 1880s-1890s

God's Palaver: Religion and Politics, 1860s-1920s

Remaking the Town: Struggles for the Colonial City

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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