Ghana During the First World War: The Colonial Administration of Sir Hugh Clifford (African World)

0 avg rating
( 0 ratings by Goodreads )
)  
9781611633603: Ghana During the First World War: The Colonial Administration of Sir Hugh Clifford (African World)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Ghana During the First World War examines a key period in the history of Ghana, then the British colony of the Gold Coast. The focus of this study is the largely neglected economic and administrative impact of global conflict on a vulnerable protectorate. Governor Clifford and his officials could set an agenda but they were not free agents. This was essentially a thinly manned colonial administration, with modest goals, operating on a financial shoestring. It had minimal authority or power to compel. Active and enterprising African subjects were to a large extent makers of their own destiny—whether farmers, clerks, entrepreneurs, professionals, or chiefs.Wrangham reveals a colonial relationship of considerable interdependency. There was a conditional pre-war acquiescence of Africans in an administration which brought some economic benefit and the promise of welfare and development. But experience of economic hardship during and after the war prompted a critical African reassessment of British rule. Far more was demanded of the colonial presence thereafter, in the years running up to independence. Ghana During the First World War captures something of what living in this period was actually like, for both rulers and ruled, in that time and place. Based on a thorough and wide-ranging study of contemporary records in London and Accra, it also contributes to a wider debate on the nature of British colonialism in Africa.This book is part of the African World Series, edited by Toyin Falola, Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Wrangham is Principal Lecturer in History and Senior Research Fellow, Roehampton University, London.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want