The end of red rubber: a reassessment

  title={The end of red rubber: a reassessment},
  author={Robert Harms},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={73 - 88}
  • R. Harms
  • Published 1 January 1975
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
The African rubber boom, which lasted from 1890 to 1913, had a significant economic and political impact on many parts of Africa. While the broad outlines of the boom were determined by the world market, the numerous local and regional variations were influenced more by the depletion of the rubber supplies. The factors that influenced the depletion varied according to whether the region in question was a free trade area or a concession area. The end of the notorious concession companies in the… 

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    The Journal of African History
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