Cocoa, Marriage, Labour and Land in Ghana: Some Matrilineal and Patrilineal Perspectives

@article{Duncan2010CocoaML,
  title={Cocoa, Marriage, Labour and Land in Ghana: Some Matrilineal and Patrilineal Perspectives},
  author={Beatrice Akua Duncan},
  journal={Africa},
  year={2010},
  volume={80},
  pages={301 - 321}
}
There is evidence to show that the institution of marriage, particularly customary law marriage, has served as an important framework for the extraction of conjugal labour as a factor in cocoa production since its introduction in the Gold Coast in 1879. This was necessitated by the abolition in 1874 of slavery and pawning, and the consequent need to replace an illegitimate and coercive system with a legitimate one. By virtue of a pre-existing customary obligation placed on women to assist their… 

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