Originally published in 1969, this book presents a historical geography of Ghana from the earliest times onwards. It describes the people and their social organization, migrations, agriculture, artefacts, manufacturing and history. Numerous illustrative figures, appendices and a detailed bibliography are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ghana and the development of historical geography.
List of maps and diagrams; List of tables; Preface; Part I. Introduction: From Earliest Times to the End of the Seventeenth Century: 1. The peopling of the land and the crystallization of tribes and states; 2. The changing human geography; Part II. From the Beginning of the Eighteenth Century to About 1850: 3. William Bosman's Gold Coast: population and settlements; 4. William Bosman's Gold Coast: primary and secondary occupations; 5. William Bosman's Gold Coast: trade and transport; 6. Ashanti power and economic geography; Part III. From About 1850 to 1936: 7. Agriculture, fishing, and the timber industry; 8. Mining; 9. Economic and social conditions; 10. The transport problem; 11. The determinants of urban growth; Part IV. On the Eve of World War II: 12. Population and settlements; 13. Economic geography; Conclusion: 14. Man and landscape; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 31st August 1971
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.58