The Resource Merchant capital and economic decolonization : the United Africa Company, 1929-1987, D.K. Fieldhouse

Merchant capital and economic decolonization : the United Africa Company, 1929-1987, D.K. Fieldhouse

Label
Merchant capital and economic decolonization : the United Africa Company, 1929-1987
Title
Merchant capital and economic decolonization
Title remainder
the United Africa Company, 1929-1987
Statement of responsibility
D.K. Fieldhouse
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The United Africa Company (UAC), formed in 1929 by the fusion of the Niger Company and the African and Eastern Corporation, was by far the largest single commercial organization in West and Equatorial Africa, and thus central to modern African economic history. This is the first detailed account to be published and one which fills a serious gap in the literature. It was not commissioned by the company (now reabsorbed into Unilever), but the author had full access to all confidential material in the UAC and Unilever archives and complete freedom in what he wrote. The book is not intended to be primarily a company history but uses the UAC as a focal point for detailed study of how the role of foreign merchant capital changed in response to economic and political developments in Black Africa during this critical half century
Dewey number
382/.06/067
Index
index present
LC call number
HC800
LC item number
.F543 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Merchant capital and economic decolonization : the United Africa Company, 1929-1987, D.K. Fieldhouse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [811]-814) and index
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Contents
Pt. 1. Strategy and Structure. 1. The Company 1929-1960. 2. The Company 1960-1987 -- Pt. 2. The Classical Age of UAC. 3. Crisis, Reconstruction, Merchanting, and Produce. 4. Pools and Cocoa. 5. Sidelines: Shipping and Plantations -- Pt. 3. War and Merchant Capital in Africa. 6. State Control of Produce. 7. Imports, Industry, and Politics -- Pt. 4. The Age of Decolonization. 8. UAC and African Nationalism. 9. Adaptation to Change. 10. The Last Years of General Trading and Produce -- Pt. 5. UAC in Independent Africa. 11. UAC and African Politics. 12. Industry: Nigeria. 13. Industry: Ghana, the Congo/Zaire, and Francophone States. 14. The Decline of the Open Economy. 15. Participation and Disinvestment -- Pt. 6. Out of Africa and Back Again. 16. Redeployment 1960-1970. 17. Diversification 1971-1983. 18. From UACI to AMEG 1977-1987
Control code
000010843055
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxviii, 832 p.
Isbn
9780198226253
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94009679
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.b16537919
System control number
  • rmr6694475
  • (OCoLC)30028834

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