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Book Chapter
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Wariboko, Waibinte
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Title, Analytic
New Calabar Middlemen, Her Majesty's Consuls and British Traders in late nineteenth century Niger Delta
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Author, Monographic
Korieh, C.J; Kalapo, F.J
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Editors
Title, Monographic
The Aftermath of Slavery: Transitions and Transformations in Southeastern Nigeria
Reprint Status
Refereed
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Place of Publication
Trenton, New Jersey
Publisher Name
Africa World Press
Date of Publication
2007
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1-17
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Abstract
Provides a large body of useful archival materials to explicate how the abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade introduced new forms of tension between African middlemen and the rulers on the one hand and British traders and consuls on the other. The new pattern of relations between and among Africans and Europeans, which culminated into the collapse of indigenous political authority in this part of modern Nigeria, represents one of the numerous phases of Africa's interactions with the wider world. The author shows that the creative ingenuity of Africans was reflected in the ways they responded to the introduction of palm oil and other articles of trade generally christened as 'legitimate' commerce.....
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