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Periodical article Periodical article Leiden University catalogue Leiden University catalogue
Title:From Atlantic Creoles to African Nationalists: Reflections on the Historiography of Nineteenth-Century Fanteland
Author:Shumway, RebeccaISNI
Periodical:History in Africa (ISSN 1558-2744)
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:Fante polity
External link:https://doi.org/10.1017/hia.2015.22
Abstract:This article argues that the history of southern Ghana exhibits far more continuity from the era of the slave trade to the time of British colonization in the late-nineteenth century than one can find in the existing historiography. Emphases on the expansion of the Asante kingdom and on the increased activity of European missionaries, capitalists, and bureaucrats have obscured the steady growth of indigenous cultural, political and social institutions which culminated in the formation of the Fante Confederation of 1868. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in English and French. [Journal abstract]