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

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

by John Parker
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0325001901

ISBN-13: 9780325001906

Pub. Date: 09/18/2000

Publisher: Heinemann

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780325001906
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
09/18/2000
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)
Age Range:
18 Years

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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