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Title:British desires for legitimate trade in West Africa, 1860-1874: Part One, the imperial dilemma
Author:Olaniyan, RichardISNI
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic terms:West Africa
Great Britain
Subjects:mercantile history
Abstract:During the 1860s, both the advocates and the critics of British policy in West Africa agreed on the main thrusts of the imperial interests. The Imperial Government strove to carry out this policy in as economical a manner as possible. There were doubts in the minds of many whether the imperial policy was yielding returns commensurate with the resources expended in the West African territories. Purpose of this study is, first, to examine the pervasive influence of the desire to establish a thriving legitimate trade as viable alternative to the slave trade; secondly, to study the methods employed to make credible this imperial objective and the complications the policy occasioned. Notes and ref.