The Economic History of Colonial Africa: Selected Bibliography

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Nineteenth Century. London: Heinemann/ Berkeley, CA: U of California Press, 1975.

Brooks, George E. "Peanuts and Colonialism: Consequences of the Commercialization of Peanuts in West Africa, 1830-70."
Journal of African History 1975 (16) 29-54.

Chamberlaine, Christopher. "Bulk Exports, Trade Tiers, Regulation, and Development: An Economic Approach to the Study of
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Chanock, Martin. "A Peculiar Sharpness: An Essay on Property in the History of Customary Law in Colonial Africa." Journal
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Davies, P. N. The Trade Makers. Elder Dempster in West Africa 1852-1972. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1973.

Davies, Peter N. , ed. Trading in West Africa 1840-1920. London: Croom Helm, 1976.

Dumett, R. E. "Joseph Chamberlain, Imperial Finance and Railway Policy in British West Africa in the Late Nineteenth
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Ehrlich, Cyril. "Building and Caretaking: Economic Policy in British Tropical Africa, 1890-1960." Economic History Review
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Halstead, John P. The Second British Empire: Trade, Philanthropy, and Good Government, 1820-1890. Westport, CT:
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Hartwig, Gerald W. The Art of Survival in East Africa: The Kerebe and Long-Distance Trade 1800-1895. New York:
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Headrick, Daniel R. "The Tools of Imperialism: Technology and the Expansion of European Colonial Empires in the Nineteenth
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Hopkins, A. G. "Economic Imperialism in West Africa: A Rejoinder." Economic History Review 1972 (25) 307-312.

Hynes, W. G. The Economics of Empire: Britain, Africa and the New Imperialism, 1870-95. London: Longman, 1979.

Lanning, Greg, and Mueller, Marti. Africa Undermined: A History of the Mining Companies and the
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Lynn, Martin. "British Business and the African Trade: Richard & William King Ltd. of Bristol and West Africa, 1833-1918."
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Lynn, Martin."The 'Imperialism of Free Trade' and the Case of West Africa, c. 1830-c. 1870." Journal of Imperial and
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Lynn, Martin. "Technology, Trade and 'A Race of Native Capitalists': The Krio Diaspora of West Africa and the Steamship,
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Palmer, Robin, and Parsons, Neil, ed. The Roots of Rural Poverty in Central and Southern Africa. London: Heinemann/
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Pedler, Frederick. The Lion and the Unicorn in Africa: A History of the Origin of The United Africa Company
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Rai, Kauleshwar. Indians and British Colonialism in East Africa, 1883-1939. Patna: Associated Book Agency, 1979.

Ratcliffe, Barrie M. "The Economics of the Partition of Africa: Methods and Recent Research Trends." Canadian Journal of
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Rimmer, Douglas. "The Economics of Colonialism in Africa." Journal of African History 1978.

Stafford, Robert A. "Geological Surveys, Mineral Discoveries, and British Expansion 1835-1871." Journal of Imperial and
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Tosh, John. "Lango Agriculture During the Early Colonial Period: Land and Labour in a Cash-Crop Economy." Journal of
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Compiled by George P. Landow