Free People, Slaves and Pawns in the Western Gold Coast: The Demography of Dependency in a Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Archival Source

@article{Valsecchi2014FreePS,
  title={Free People, Slaves and Pawns in the Western Gold Coast: The Demography of Dependency in a Mid-Nineteenth-Century British Archival Source},
  author={Perluigi Valsecchi},
  journal={Ghana Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={17},
  pages={223 - 246}
}
  • P. Valsecchi
  • Published 2 December 2014
  • History, Economics
  • Ghana Studies
n 1849, the Acting Governor and Judicial Assessor of the British settlements on the Gold Coast, James Coleman Fitzpatrick, forwarded to the Colonial Office two tables providing an estimate, or rough census, of the population of Dixcove and Appolonia, two polities in the western Gold Coast, which, at the time, were under some form of British influence. The tables included details about territorial subdivisions, men, women, children and slaves and pawns (listed under the same headings). The… 
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