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Title:The Borno Salt Industry
Author:Lovejoy, Paul E.ISNI
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Bornu polity
salt industry
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/217197
Abstract:The production and distribution of salt had a unique position in the economy of Borno before 1900. The prosperity of the state was closely related to salt production and the many industries which it served demonstrates the key position of the Borno salt trade in the wider economy of West Africa. The purpose of this paper is two-fold. First it involves an analysis of the salt industry in the economy of Borna. Second, it provides a preliminary chronology for the economic disintegration of Borno in the 18th and 19th centuries. Maps, notes, tables.