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Title:Internal colonial boundary problems of the Gold Coast, 1907-1951
Author:Bening, R. BaguloISNI
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Geographic terms:Ghana
Great Britain
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/218498
Abstract:By 1907 the Gold Coast consisted of three separate but contiguous and closely interrelated British dependencies: the Gold Coast Colony along the coast, the Colony of Ashanti in the center, and the Protectorate of the Northern Territories of the Gold Coast to the north of Ashanti. This article discusses how the people who lived at or near the boundaries were particularly affected by complications culminating from the divergence of traditional and administrative boundaries as a result of the truncation of ethnically homogeneous communities by the internal colonial limits and the diverse policies pursued in the Colony, Ashanti and the Northern Territories. It was not until 1951 that the Gold Coast became a unified colony and the disadvantages suffered by the border peoples were removed. Maps, notes.