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Title:Trade among the Asante of Ghana up to the end of 18th century
Author:Boaten, Kwasi
Periodical:Research Review
Geographic term:Ghana
Abstract:The Asante evolved three different patterns of trade: local, district and inter-state trade. By far the most important was the inter-state trade. After the elimination of the Fante middlemen in the Asante-Fante war of 1806, the Asante got direct access to the whites. They became the dominant political power and virtually controlled the trade in this part of West Africa. The court played an important role in this development by ensuring the safety of traders. The local markets were mainly the affair of the women. The district markets were controlled by the local chiefs. Notes, maps, table.