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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue WorldCat catalogue WorldCat
Title:Mapping the History of Cotton Textile Production in Precolonial West Africa
Author:Kriger, Colleen
Year:2005
Periodical:African Economic History
Issue:33
Pages:87-116
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:cotton
textile industry
history
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Economics and Trade
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/4617606
Abstract:This article establishes a general chronological framework and maps out some broad geographical parameters for cotton and cotton textile production in precolonial West Africa. The author discusses problems having to do with estimating the antiquity of cotton in Africa; maps cotton-producing centres prior to and during the Atlantic slave trade era; and discusses the complexity of consumer markets for cottons and other textiles in West Africa and how they affected trading operations on the coast. App., notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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