A Historical Geography of Ghana

Front Cover
CUP Archive, 1969 - History - 379 pages
0 Reviews
Originally published in 1969, this book presents a historical geography of Ghana from the earliest times onwards. It describes the people and their social organization, migrations, agriculture, artefacts, manufacturing and history. Numerous illustrative figures, appendices and a detailed bibliography are also provided. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Ghana and the development of historical geography.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

PreChellean and Chellean sites after O Davies page
6
Sangoan sites after O Davies
9
Tribes from the Atlas of Population Characteristics Accra 1964
16
Culture groups in the Kwa linguistic area in Ghana
17
population and settlements
57
Some major coastal and subcoastal settlements c 1702
62
primary and secondary occupations
72
trade and transport
96
Major journeys of exploration 188099 217
217
Motor roads 1914 and 1924
223
Port and railway development 18501936
231
Important commercial river transport c 1850c 1930
237
Trade route connections of Kintampo Atebubu Kete and Salaga c 1890
240
The determinants of urban growth
241
Kintampo in 1888 after Binger
242
Bowdichs map of Kumasi in 1817
248

Major trade routes c 1702
110
Port ownership 1702
116
Ashanti power and economic geography
118
Dutch exports of cotton
127
Danish plantations
130
FROM ABOUT I85O TO 1936
143
a 18501900 b 190036
146
Palm oil and palm kernel exports from German Togoland 18921919
148
Plantations 190036
149
a 18501900 6 190036
152
Main kola producing areas 1932
153
Kola exports 18981936
154
Cotton exports 18981936
156
a 18671900 6 190036 158159
158
a 18751900 b 190036
161
Rubber exports 18981936
163
Cocoa exports 18911936
167
Cocoa purchases 1927 and 19367 168169
168
Timber exports 18941936
177
eighteenth and nineteenth centuries
180
Goldmining concessions in 1879 after J Bonnat
184
Gold exports 18861936
189
Manganese exports 191636
193
Diamond exports 191636
195
The transport problem
214
the focus of major trade routes c 1850 page
215
Export of palm oil rubber gold and lumber 1895
256
Cocoa exports 1910 and 1928
257
The growth of Accra
260
Salaga in 1888 after Binger
262
Population and settlements
269
Average annual percentage increase or decrease in African population 192131 adapted from T E Hilton
270
Density of population 19211931 adapted from T E Hilton 272
272
Rural settlement and house types 1939
283
Rural house types 284
284
Distribution of towns in 1921 1931 288
288
example of a twin town
291
Kumasi 1939
294
Takoradi 1939
297
Coastal erosion at central portion of Keta Town 190759 after map supplied by the Public Works Department Keta
298
Economic geography
302
Cocoa farms in the Nankese area
304
Spread of swollen shoot 19369
307
Food crop regions 1939
311
Mineral deposits 1939
321
Motor roads 1939
330
Value of port trade 1937
333
Man and the landscape
337
Forest reserves 1939
347
Bibliography
360
Index
367
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Africa Betrayed
George B.N. Ayittey
No preview available - 1993
All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information