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Title:Market Places, Traveling Traders, and Shops: Commercial Structural Variation in the Liberian Interior Prior to 1940
Author:Handwerker, W. Penn
Year:1980
Periodical:African Economic History
Volume:9
Pages:3-26
Language:English
Geographic term:Liberia
Subjects:mercantile history
marketplaces
Economics and Trade
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3601385
Abstract:This paper explores the forerunners of Liberia's contemporary market system and suggests how and why, possibly, the Liberian interior came to be characterized by these structurally and geographically diverse patterns of trade: Prologue, I - The kola trade and travelling traders - Trading expeditions and competitions within the interior - Resident traders: bulkers and retailers - Trade in market places - Government markets in the early twentieth century - Prologue, II. Fig., notes, French sum.
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