Palm Oil and Protest: An Economic History of the Ngwa Region, South-Eastern Nigeria, 1800-1980

Palm Oil and Protest: An Economic History of the Ngwa Region, South-Eastern Nigeria, 1800-1980

by Susan M. Martin
     
 

This 1988 book describes the rise and fall of the oil palm export industry.See more details below

Overview

This 1988 book describes the rise and fall of the oil palm export industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521343763
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/10/1988
Series:
African Studies Series, #59
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

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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