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possible sources of power for industrial purposes in the Gold Coast, British West Africa

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Published by s.n. in [London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Industries -- Power supply -- Ghana.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementA.E. Kitson.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination13p. :
    Number of Pages13
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18449948M


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The British Gold Coast was formed in when the British government abolished the African Company of Merchants and seized privately held lands along the coast.

They also took over the remaining interests of other European countries, annexing the Danish Gold Coast in and the Dutch Gold Coast, including Fort Elmina, in With the north under British control, the three territories of the Gold Coast—the Colony (the coastal regions), Asante, and the Northern Territories—became, for all practical purposes, a single political unit, or crown colony, known as "the dependency" or simply as the Gold l: Cape Coast (–), Accra (–).

for a British exhibition, but Britain’s three largest colonies in West Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, and the Gold Coast (Ghana) were especially significant.4 The un-precedented size and lavish displays of the West African pavilion set the region’s exhibits apart from those of other “dependent” territories, while cultural associ-ations regarding West Africa and white supremacy underscored the importance ofCited by: 6.

This is the last of a series of papers dealing with entomological research in the British Possessions in West Africa. The author points possible sources of power for industrial purposes in the Gold Coast that this report must be taken in conjunction with the previous four. His observations were made during a tour in the Gold Coast possible sources of power for industrial purposes in the Gold Coast November to June An account is given of the geography of the Gold by: Possible Sources of Powerfor Industrial Purposesin the GoldCoast, British WestAfrica KLOUMANN, S.: An Economic Survey of Norway's Water Powerwith aviewto its NationalEconomicImportance and Possible Future Importanceto European Industry KOGAN, ALEX., Ing.: Scheme for National Electrification in Russia (In French, with English r6sumt) KRISTENSEN,I.: WaterPowerResources of.

Abstract: This is a general account of the Gold Coast, its physical configuration, vegetation and climate, followed by a detailed narrative of the expedition in which are given the species of blood-sucking insects met with in various localities, including the records of captures by previous by: The disease environment along the West Coast of Africa was found to be ex- tremely dangerous for European explorers.

Malaria and yellow fever were particularly feared. The Portu- guese found the region so inhospitable that, having arrived in the Gold Coast inthey vacated their post in when they were challenged by the Dutch [3].Cited by: European traders did not have the _____ power to go on their own extensive expeditions into the interior to capture slaves.

military. The main source of people for sale into slavery was those captured in. In the hierarchal society of West Africa, slavery. It included lands in North Africa, such as Egypt, much of West Africa, and huge territories in Southern and East Africa. Living under British rule in Africa was different, depending on which part of Africa you lived in.

However, there is no doubt that British rule had a huge impact on the lives of millions of Africans. Already during –74, the logic of the situation in western Africa had led France and Britain to take the political initiatives of creating formal European colonies in Senegal, in Lagos, and in the Gold Coast.

All along the coast, in fact, the traditional African political order was becoming ineffective in the face of European economic and social pressures. Gold Coast was a British colony on the Gulf of Guinea in west Africa that became the independent nation of Ghana in The first Europeans to arrive at the coast were the Portuguese, in Upon their arrival, they encountered a variety of African kingdoms some of whom controlled substantial deposits of gold in the soil.

While the prime sources of gold remained more or less where they had always been, hidden from the outside world, along the headwaters of the Rivers Senegal and Niger (Wright 21). Slavery and African slaves have dominated historical perspectives of Africa and its relations with the wider world.

Yet, it is gold which has been the most. Describe and analyze the cultural, economic, and political impact of Islam on West Africa between C.E and C.E. Between and C.E.

Islam entered West Africa and increased its trade, many Islamic states rose and fell, but many aspects of African religion and. In West Africa, there was therefore a French bloc (French West Africa, French Equatorial Africa) which was not continuous as it was separated by the British possessions of Nigeria, Gold Coast and the completely encircled territory of Gambia which provides an extreme illustration of colonial by: 9.

Start studying World History Unit 2 Quiz/Text. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The purpose of this book is to trace the evolution of Gold Coast nationalism from the foundation of the Ashanti Confederacy to the emergence of the Convention People's Party and after.

It makes no pretence to be a detailed constitutional history of the Gold Coast. Education - Education - Education in British colonies and former colonies: In the British colonies, as elsewhere, religious missions were instrumental in introducing European-style education. The Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, the Moravian Mission, the Mission of Bremen, the Methodists, and Roman Catholic missionaries all established themselves on the Gold Coast.

This article reviews how colonial rule and African actions during the colonial period affected the resources and institutional settings for subsequent economic development south of the Sahara.

The issue is seen from the perspective of the dynamics of development in what was in an overwhelmingly land-abundant region characterised by shortages of labour and capital, by perhaps surprisingly Cited by: Named after the former Ghana Empire, the region of the Gold Coast Coastal area off West Africa in the region of the current country of Ghana.

was home to the Ashanti kingdom, which thrived on the slave trade. Many of the European colonial powers had sought to build fortified beachheads on the coast and profit from the lucrative trade in slaves.

The purpose of the exploration: to expand European geographic knowledge, to find the source of prized African gold, and to locate a possible sea route to valuable Asian spices. • The Arrival of. The Scramble for Africa, also called the Partition of Africa or the Conquest of Africa, was the invasion, occupation, division, and colonisation of African territory by European powers during a short period known to historians as the New Imperialism.

Inonly 10 percent of Africa was under formal European control; by this had increased to almost 90 percent of the continent, with only Ethiopia, the Dervish state. Mining in West Africa is an important source of gold, iron ore, uranium and region is also rich in aluminium, nickel, phosphate, manganese and zinc.

Most of the mineral wealth in this region remains undeveloped, meaning West Africa's importance in the global mineral economy will increase in. Saharan Africa. We focus on the three British West Africa colonies of the Gold Coast, Nigeria and Sierra Leone because the British colonial state recorded in great detail the costs of con-structing and maintaining di erent transportation systems.

Though we examine the e ciency. Africa Today () This book examines the activities of West Africans, especially students, from the former British West African colonies who were studying in Britain during the.

Inthe British territory known as the Gold Coast gained independence and became the nation of Ghana. Three years later the British colony of Nigeria also obtained independence followed quickly by Sierra Leone. The British Empire was ousted from West Africa after the tiny Republic of Gambia gained its independence at the beginning of 's led to the Gold Coast's producing half the world output by Even today British West Africa produces around 40 per cent of the total.

Revenues in the different territories from gold, diamonds, bauxite, colum-bite, and tin have all served to improve the financial standing of these coun-tries. Nigerian immigrant women’s entrepreneurial embeddedness in Ghana, West Africa Article in International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship 11(1) March with 42 Reads.

a republic in W Africa, on the Gulf of Guinea: a powerful empire from the 4th to the 13th centuries; a major source of gold and slaves for Europeans after ; British colony of the Gold Coast established in ; united with British Togoland in and became a republic and a member of the Commonwealth in Official language: English.

(1) A portion of the available literature on the construction and operations of railways in the Gold Coast/Ghana includes Peter Gould, The Development of the Transportation Pattern in Ghana (Evanston IL, ); A.

Hopkins, An Economic History of West Africa (London and New York, ); Geoffrey Kay, The Political Economy of Colonization in. The foundation of an educational system more advanced than any other else in West Africa also resulted from mineral export revenue.

Many of the economic and social improvements in the Gold Coast in the early part of the current century have been attributed to. The geography of North Africa has been reasonably well known among Europeans since classical antiquity in Greco-Roman est Africa (the Maghreb) was known as either Libya or Africa, while Egypt was considered part of Asia.

European exploration of Sub-Saharan Africa begins with the Age of Discovery in the 15th century, pioneered by Portugal under Henry the Navigator.

British West Africa One of the more attractive flag badges which was emblazoned in the fly of the British Blue Ensign and centrally positioned within the laurel garland upon the Union Flag would surely be that of the various former British Colonies situated along the coast of West Africa.

Several prominent newspapermen and intellectuals in West Africa were also ordained Christian ministers, a situation that sometimes caused tensions, as in the case of the Rev. S.R.B. Attoh-Ahuma, editor of the Gold Coast Methodist (later the Gold Coast Methodist Times) in the s, who was forced to leave the Wesleyan Methodist Church as a.

The Atlantic Slave Trade and British Abolition, Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press. Bailey, Ronald W. Africa, the Slave Trade, and the Rise of Industrial Capitalism in Europe and the United States: A Historiographic Review. American History: A Bibliographic Review 2: Bailey, Ronald W. Take a close look at the coast of Ghana, and you will find myriad ancient castles and forts.

Marking the beginning of the slaves’ perilous journey during the era of the slave trade, these fortresses were the last memory slaves had of their homeland before being shipped off across the Atlantic, never to return again. Read more about the shocking history of Ghana’s slave fortresses and their Author: Lilian Diarra.

Leo Africanus provides a glimpse of 16th-century West African life. From this region of Africa, and particularly from the West and West-Central coastal areas, would come millions of people brought to the Americas as slaves.

These people would have a tremendous impact on American history and culture. West Africa Connects with the Wider WorldFile Size: KB. The oldest export from Africa in the sphere of money was gold traded into the Mediterranean world.

As depicted by Bovill in his The Golden Trade of the Moors, West African gold was traded to several ports on the coast. 2 Across West Africa and along trans-Saharan trails, the gold mithqāl was used as a standard measure to weigh gold : Jane I.

Guyer, Karin Pallaver. The impact of the transatlantic slave trade on the economies of: West Africa. Portuguese merchants traded with Africans from trading posts they set up along the coast. They exchanged items like brass and copper bracelets for such products as pepper, cloth, beads and slaves, all.

Thus the second world war extended a process to Tropical Africa that had only begun in the Union of South Africa during the first world war. A rapid industrial growth transformed the social structure of the Belgian Congo, of the Rhodesias and, to a lesser extent, of the British territories in East and West Africa.

World War II, however, marked a turning point; and within fifteen years, nearly all of both French and British West Africa was politically independent,[ref]See Olajide Aluko, "Politics of Decolonization in British West Africa, ," in History of West Africa, Vol.

2, edited by J. Ade Ajaxi and Michael Crowder, (Hong Kong. Slavery in Africa: | | ||| | The main slave routes in medieval Africa. | World Heritage Encyclopedia, the aggregation of the largest online encyclopedias. The Central Funds of the Convention shall be kept at the Bank of British West Africa Ltd., Cape Coast, and withdrawals from the said account shall be made by Cheques signed by the Treasurer and the President or Vice President for the Central Region and countersigned by the General Secretary and the Bank shall be instructed accordingly.The place furthest removed from “white settlerism” is West Africa, where the evolution of the Imperial System of Great Britain into a modern and strong British Commonwealth will find its first African tests in the Gold Coast and Nigeria—and I also would include Uganda, which is being developed like these other two as a purely African state.