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Title:European attempts to develop cotton cultivation in West Africa, 1850-1910
Author:Anjorin, A.O.
Year:1966
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Volume:3
Issue:1
Pages:3-15
Language:English
Geographic term:West Africa
Subjects:cotton
history
1800-1899
1900-1999
Abstract:The author describes the efforts of England, France and Germany in their several West African territories to cultivate cotton. The economic need of the European countries was the primary factor in their attempts to improve cotton cultivation in West Africa. Without the periodical fluctuations of the American cotton production, especially the serious ones during the second half of the 19th century, the Europeans might not have shown so much enthusiasm in urging the African farmers to cultivate more cotton. Although in the end little came out of these experiments, the encouragement which the Europeans gave to the West African farmers to resuscitate an erstwhile flourishing industry, contributed to the economic revolution in West Africa. References.
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