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Title:The negotiations for peace in the Gold Coast 1826 to 1831
Author:Justesen, OleISNI
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana (ISSN 0855-3246)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Ghana
West Africa
Subjects:Ashanti polity
trading posts
traditional polities
History and Exploration
Ethnic and Race Relations
History, Archaeology
Conflict management
international relations
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41406656
Abstract:The negotiations set in motion following the defeat of the Asantes at Katamansu (precolonial Ghana) in August 1826 led to the peace treaties of 1831 between the Asantes, the coastal nations (including Denkyira, Akwamu, Akyem and Akuapem) and the European administrations (Dutch and Danish). The historical literature has dealt with the peace process mainly on the basis of the official British reports sent back to London with only moderate use of the records in the Dutch and Danish archives. The latter contain the correspondence between the European administrations in the Gold Coast, the local correspondence within the administrations and to some extent the daily journals kept at the forts. Focusing on these sources, the present author emphasizes the periods and aspects which are only arbitrarily covered by the British sources and the historical literature, such as the divisions of opinion among and inside the local political units and in particular the policy pursued by the Danes during the negotiations. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]