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Title:Peanuts and Colonialism: Consequences of the Commercialization of Peanuts in West Africa, 1830-1870
Author:Brooks, George E.ISNI
Year:1975
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:16
Issue:1
Pages:29-54
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:groundnuts
colonialism
History and Exploration
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Economics and Trade
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/181097
Abstract:This paper describes how 1) peanuts became the most important cash crop produced on the Upper Guinea Coast since before the middle of the. 19th century; 2) the structure of legitimate commerce marked an important break with the past and signified a new phase in the growth of the market; and 3) how the spread of peanut commercialization on the Upper Guinea Coast worked to the benefit of French and Senegalese traders in competition with British and Sierra Leonean rivals. Map, notes, table, summary.
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