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Title:The Ankobra Gold Interest
Author:Van Dantzig, Albert
Year:1973
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana
Volume:14
Issue:2
Period:December
Pages:169-185
Language:English
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:colonial history
gold
trade
history
1500-1599
1600-1699
1700-1799
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Economics and Trade
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41406524
Abstract:An 'Ankobra gold interest can be said to be a recurrent factor in the history of trade and politics on the Gold Coast in the pre-colonial period of European contacts. The Ankobra river aroused a consistent interest among the Europeans and it was in the Ankobra area that Europeans, in particular the Portuguese and the Dutch, made some serious attempts to get full control of the gold trade by circumventing the African middlemen. Stories about these early attempts have been told and retold many times, which has led to serious confusion in modern literature, a confusion which the present author unravels in a survey of European activities in the Ankobra region from the sixteenth century to the 1720's. Notes.
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