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12 Coinciding with the first Asante-British war in 1806, abolition is seen by some therefore to have caused considerable short-term dislocation on the Gold Coast. 9 oz. ) in the same year. inl783-1803. 1 4 LaTorre's series suggests that prices in Asante collapsed in the early nineteenth century but rebounded by the early 1820s at the latest. ). ). 15 It should be noted that these price increases were unrelated to the trans-Atlantic trade, since the Gold Coast no longer exported slaves to the Americas.
28 Ivor Wilks, Asante in the Nineteenth Century (Cambridge, 1975), pp. 679-83. 29 Claude Meillassoux, The Anthropology of Slavery (Chicago, 1991), pp. 62-3. Meillassoux linked this need to increase the scale of slaving with the nineteenth-century jihads', see, however, criticisms of this view in Ann McDougalFs contribution to this volume. 30 Parliamentary Papers [hereafter, PP]: Correspondence relating to the Slave Trade 1864,1, Inclosure 4 in No. 110: Commander Cochrane, Sierra Leone, 9 Jan. 1864.
G. Hopkins, 'Economic imperialism in West Africa: Lagos, 1880-92', EHR, 21 (1968), 580-606. See esp. Martin Klein, 'Social and economic factors in the Muslim Revolution in Senegambia', JAH, 13 (1972), 419-41. The argument was already adumbrated, although not elaborated, in Klein, Islam and Imperialism in Senegal: Sine-Saloum 1847-1914 (Edinburgh, 1968), pp. 44-5. 'Social and economic factors', p. 424. A. G. Hopkins, An Economic History of West Africa (London, 1973), ch. 4. See esp. David Eltis, Economic Growth and the Ending of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Oxford, 1987), pp.
From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce: The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa (African Studies) by Robin Law