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The Business of Decolonization: British Business Strategies in the Gold Coast

Sarah Stockwell


This book serves to deepen our understanding of the end of the British empire, too often approached as if it was a process shaped and experienced exclusively by nationalist and imperial politicians and policy-makers. It explores British companies' experience of, and involvement in, developments leading to the transfer of power in Ghana, the former colony of the Gold Coast. The book demonstrates that businessmen developed strategies to cope with political change, reveals the extent of their involvement in nationalist politics, and highlights the contrasting responses of different companies to p ... More

Keywords: British empire, British companies, Ghana, Gold Coast, nationalist politics, Ghanaian independence, British business

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198208488
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208488.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sarah Stockwell, author
King's College London