By Roger S. Gocking

ISBN-10: 0313318948

ISBN-13: 9780313318948

Gocking presents a ancient review of Ghana from the emergence of precolonial states via expanding touch with Europeans that ended in the institution of formal colonial rule by way of nice Britian on the finish of the nineteenth century. Colonial rule remodeled what was once referred to as the Gold Coast economically, socially, and politically, however it contained the seeds of its personal dying. After global struggle II an an increasing number of powerful nationalist stream challenged British rule, and in 1957 Ghana grew to become self reliant. Independence introduced its personal demanding situations an important of which was once the shortcoming to take care of political balance. in the house of 24 years there have been 4 army coups and the cave in of 3 republics. Ghana's Fourth Republic, proven in 1993, has handled the legacy of instability inherited from the previous because it strikes in the direction of a extra sturdy future.A timeline, images, maps, and an appendix of biographies of extraordinary figures within the background of Ghana are incorporated. scholars and adults alike will locate this ebook to be powerful in describing the usually turbulent and tumultuous background of this kingdom.

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The coastward expansion of the Asante in the late eighteenth century completed this process by forcing the Fetu ruling class to flee to Cape Coast for protection. In the case of the Ga, when the Akwamu invaded in 1677 and destroyed the capital of Great Accra at Ayawaso, many survivors sought refuge under the protection of the European forts on the coast at Accra. In 1680-81 the Akwamu conquered even these sanctuaries.

Members of the PNDC accused of being involved. 1982-83 Two major coup attempts by disaffected soldiers. Timeline of Historical Events xxxiii 1983 Over a million Ghanaians forcibly repatriated back to Ghana from Nigeria. 1983 A year of terrible drought. Bushfires in the rain-forest regions of the country. 1983 Five killers tried by the Accra Public Tribunal and found guilty, and the three in custody executed by firing squad. 1983 Ghana devalues its currency and turns to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank for financial support, and establishes an economic-recovery program designed to suit World Bank guidelines.

This newly independent nation took its name from the great Sudanic Empire of Ghana, which existed from the fifth to the thirteenth centuries several hundreds of miles to the northwest of modern Ghana in the Sudanic zone (a combination of the savanna and the sahel) of West Africa. Modern Ghana, in contrast, is located on the West African coast and is the eighth-largest country of the region's 16 nations. S. state of Oregon. 8 million. 1 Though relatively small in size, Ghana has the second-largest population in West Africa, after Nigeria.

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