This 1988 book describes the rise and fall of the oil palm export industry.
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Table of Contents
List of maps and figure; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. Ecology, society and economic change to 1891; 3. The Ngwa and colonial rule, 1891–1914; 4. The expansion of the oil palm industry, 1884–1914; 5. The end of the boom; 6. Cassava and Christianity; 7. Authority, justice and property rights; 8. Trade, credit and mobility; 9. Production and protest: the Women Riot, 1929; 10. Cash cropping and economic change, 1930–80; 11. Conclusion; Statistical appendix; Notes; Interviews conducted in the Ngwa region, 1980–1; Bibliography; Index.
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