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Author Dumett, Raymond E.

Title El Dorado in West Africa : the gold-mining frontier, African labor, and colonial capitalism in the Gold Coast, 1875-1900 / Raymond E. Dumett
Published Athens : Ohio University Press ; Oxford : J. Currey, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 396 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Western African studies
Western African studies.
Summary "El Dorado in West Africa explores the first modern gold rush of Ghana in all its dimensions - land, labor, capital, traditional African mining, technology, transport, management, the clash of cultures, and colonial rule. The rich tapestry of events is textured with unexpected ironies and paradoxes." "Professor Dumett tells the story of the expatriate-led gold boom of 1875-1900 against the background of colonial capitalism. Through the use of field interviews, he also brings to light the expansion of a parallel "African gold-mining frontier," which outpaced the expatriate mining sector." --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 370-384) and index
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Subject Capitalism -- Ghana -- History -- 19th century.
Gold miners -- Ghana -- History -- 19th century.
Gold mines and mining -- Ghana -- History -- 19th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821440411 (electronic bk.)
9780821440414 (electronic bk.)