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By Arnold Hughes, David Perfect

ISBN-10: 1580461263

ISBN-13: 9781580461269

A Political heritage of The Gambia: 1816-1994 is the 1st whole account of the political heritage of the previous British West African dependency to be written. It uses a lot hitherto unconsulted or unavailable British and Gambian authentic and personal documentary resources, in addition to interviews with many Gambian politicians and previous British colonial officers. the 1st a part of the publication charts the origins and features of contemporary politics in colonial Bathurst (Banjul) and its growth into the Gambian inside (Protectorate) within the 20 years after international conflict II. by means of independence in 1965, older urban-based events within the capital were defeated through a brand new, rural-based political company, the People's innovative celebration (PPP). the second one a part of the publication analyzes the capability during which the PPP, lower than President Sir Dawda Jawara, succeeded in defeating either current and new rival political events and an tried coup in 1981. The e-book closes with a proof of the dying of the PPP by the hands of a military coup in 1994. The ebook not just establishes these designated features of Gambian political historical past, but additionally relates those to the broader nearby and African context, throughout the colonial and independence classes.

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Thereafter, in most years before 1900, groundnuts accounted for between 70 and 90 percent of export value. 131 Until the establishment of the Protectorate in the 1890s, the greater part of the Gambian crop came from areas that were neither under British rule nor British protection. 132 Groundnuts were exchanged by barter for goods imported from Europe, which indirectly increased the government’s tax revenue. But the increasing emphasis on groundnuts was not wholly beneficial, because foodstuffs were often neglected.

3 58,273 2,523 3,162 8 . 3 . 3 130,634 3,484 7,892 13 . 3 1 315,486 100 687,817 100 1,038,145 100 493,499 % 100 N 1993 % N % 34 16 13 9 8 2 2 1 1 1 86 1 The Tukulor were reclassified as Fula in 1973. In 1963, the Fula population was 42,723 and the Tukulor population was 4,631. 2 Additional data supplied by Central Statistics Department from census tables. 5 percent. 16. 7, they still comprised 41 percent of the total population in 1963 (46 percent of the Gambian population). By 1993, these figures had fallen to 34 and 39 percent, respectively.

4. Population of the Crown Colony by Ethnic Group, 1881–1901 1881 1891 1901 Bathurst Other Colony Bathurst Other Colony Bathurst Other Colony Natives of British Gambia Natives of Sierra Leone/Liberated Africans Wolof Mandinka Jola Serere Fula Aku Ibo Manjago Bambara Other Africans West Indians Europeans Other Non-Africans 2,8751 2,1581 4,0722 1,5172 n/a n/a 8243 1333 n/a n/a n/a n/a 8294 189 7575 n/a5 35 n/a n/a n/a n/a 470 59 100 n/a 2774 3,333 1,4305 n/a 258 n/a n/a n/a n/a 4066 12 5 n/a n/a 412 650 593 210 n/a n/a n/a n/a 240 n/a 62 n/a n/a 2,347 1,502 1,072 496 n/a n/a n/a n/a 1,092 n/a 1 n/a 3,666 350 493 715 176 819 294 83 33 1,847 3 217 111 818 2,066 638 301 202 99 58 30 48 375 3 4 7 Total 6,138 6,239 8,027 8,807 4,649 8,012 1 This probably mainly consists of Wolof born in the Crown Colony and the descendants of Liberated Africans.

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