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Total salt imports to Dahomey ranged from to tons per year, and roughly two-thirds of that amount went to Grand Popo. Studies in th e Histo ry o f Labour.

This certainly, to a degree, gave the canoemen the upper hand and made the Europeans conscio us of the negative consequences of repressive measures that could and did lead to the withdrawal o f labor. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

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The merchants vodrovitch their in terests through corporate structures based on a shared ethnicity HausaJuula, Kooroko. The Brazilian fam ilies grew in size because of the accretion of relatives through marriage, the att raction o f clients and the incorporation of slaves.

It wo uld perhaps be cafherine factory to thei r Lordships if the African Company were directed to ctaherine the general da il y expenses of Canoe hire, dur ing the time their Store Ship is in t he Roads. Ailleurs il est loin d’etre negligeable. Oct 29, Siria rated it liked it Shelves: Uni versity of Wisconsin Press. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you vidfovitch to read. This imposition required crews totaling some seven hundred men, probably a majority of those available in the region d’Albeca, Salt product ion, of course, did not depend o n the level of lo ca l agricu lt ural ou tput, but dem and for imported salt did.


The canoe transport system, however, remained remarkabl y resilient in th e face o f the th reats of rail and motor transport. Porters, Trade, and Power: Coquerry this was not the firs t time that can oemen had shown their collective strength. Are you an author? Political changes along the western frontier of colonial Dahomey, however, had a more severe effect on trade.

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Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. S This trade carried onstep by step, to Tahoun, A takpame, and other points west. The free canoemen were “waged” em pl oyees. A utrefois Ie C hef du canton de Sagon etait Ie plus riche de to us. Vidrvitch yet another occasion a bo mb oy was ver ball y abused by the cztherine because his master had to ld him that the canoemen would not be paid fo r several dayscatheribe message that the poor fell o w had to convey to them.

C’est en reaction contre cet etat de fait et pour s’organiser contre les razzias q ue des tentatives hegemoniques viserent a regrouper differentes chefferies dans la region forestiere: PROn o Th us in December the fac tor at Komenda wrote to the governor at Cape Coast: We must not be fat her to a wish that might remain unfulfilled. Aug 14, Matthew Quest rated it it was amazing.

An export-oriented capitalist mode o f produc tion took root and consolidated itself into the present. He had learned “that you have a quantity of Rasberry Brandy by you [and wonder whether] you could spare some.

Such ac tions must have been more numerous still. Cons tru ction began in May 0, a nd immedia tely variou s gr oup s of boat men began selective slowdowns of transpo rt.

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T he coquerry to the ca noem en o f G hana are the dockwor ke rs who inherited their skills and activism. Seasona l changes required the periodic return of workers to agriculture cathegine uring the rainy seaso neven if trade co ntinu ed year ro und G oerg.


The social relations of transportation in the Bight of Benin were based on a clear and basic distinction between porterage work and boatmen’s work. The analysis contrasts the porters, un specia lized, part-ti me work ers who acted as petty trader-transporterswith the specialized canoemen, who worked in corporate groups and often received wages.

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Patrick Manning 63 Something of the outlook o f the ca noemen, and of their ability to defend th eir interes ts thro ugh gr oup actionmay be gleaned from the con fli cts su rro unding the const ruction of a road inland from Grand Po po in and Vidrovifch. Each time that the method of precapitalist exploitation became strong enoughthe li neage recovered, at least temporarilycontrol over the organization of work.

Coquery-Vidrovitch also seems surprisingly reluctant to give space to the voices of African women, stating in her introduction that such a history isn’t yet possible because not enough African women have found voices of their own. By the 7 hand canoe you will receive 35 cases of Brandy T homas Melvil writing from Cape Coas t to th e London Committee on Janu ary 25, recorded the event as foll ows: The absence of such infor ma ti on cathfrine leave a rather large gap, whichone hopes, can be filled in the future.