Trade castles and forts of West Africa.

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OCLC Number: Description: pages illustrations, map, plans 24 cm: Contents: Part one. Introductory --Part Castle: the Portuguese and, later Dutch headquarters --Part three: Other headquarters --Part forts --Part of about.

Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Published by Jonathan Cape Ltd in ,this is the first hardback printing of ce's Trade Castle and Forts of West Africa.

pages, brown cloth binding, gilt lettering, profusely illustrated the book is in very good confition with a modicum of cloth fading at the top of the spine. Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa Author/Creator Lawrence, A.W. Date Resource type Books Language English Subject Coverage (spatial) Volta-Tano Watershed, Ghana, Elmina Source Smithsonian Institution Libraries, NAA35L4 Rights By kind permission of The Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trust.

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These sites include about 30 forts or castles, several slave camps, and at least one slave market spread out over much of West Africa.

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From the 's to the early s, European traders built forts or castles along the coast of Africa to contain slaves until ships could transport the. Forts, Castles and Society in West Africa is a timely contribution to the varied ways of understanding the position, utility, and impacts of forts and castles that European trading companies built in West Africa from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

The volume makes a compelling case for seeing the fortresses as buildings that formed nodes in several middle grounds around and within. Between andclusters of castles and forts were erected along the kilometer-long coastline of Ghana between Keta in the East and Beyin in the west.

Back then, Ghana was called the Gold Coast due to its vast quantities of gold, and these strongholds served as fortified trading posts offering protection from other foreign settlers Author: Lilian Diarra.

Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in as Castelo de São Jorge da Mina (St. George of the Mine Castle), also known as Castelo da Mina or simply Mina (or Feitoria da Mina) in present-day Elmina, Ghana (formerly the Gold Coast).It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea, and the oldest European building in existence south of the ption: (3rd Session).

Wax Prints in West Africa: Unravelling the Myth of Dutch Colonial Soldiers as Cultural Brokers William’s Fort: The English Fort at Ouidah, s–s The Danish Guinea Coast Forts, Denmark’s Abolition of the Atlantic Slave Trade, and African Colonial Policy, – This list of castles in Africa includes castles, forts, and mock castles in Africa.

Aerial view of Mohammed Abdullah Hassan 's main fort in Taleh, Somalia, the capital of his Dervish State. This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.

Cairo Citadel, in Fasiledes's castle, Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar. A.W. Lawrence uses an archaeological perspective to mark the changes underwent by European trade forts and the European and African communities that lived within them fromthe completion of Elmina Castle, to ‘colonial rule’.

Although 32 of the 43 edifices of Afro-European cultural encounters covered in this book are located along the shores of Ghana, Lawrence also examines trade. Lawrence “Trade castles and forts of West Africa” J.

Vogt “Portuguese rule on the Gold Coast ” * Ephson “Ancient forts and castles of the Gold Coast (Ghana)”: give the date for the first lodge. ** Goslinga “The Dutch in the Caribbean and in. Castles, Factories, and Forts Fort Nassau (Mowri), Gold Coast, late 17th century.

[John Barbot, A Description of the coasts of North and South-Guinea (London, ), vol. 5, pl p. ] “Vue de l'ile St. Louis du Sénégal prise du côté de la mer” (sea-side view of the island of St.

Louis, Sénégal). [René Claude Geoffroy de Villeneuve, L’Afrique, ou histoire, moeurs, usages. Early Trade Posts And Forts Of West Africa.

The early Portuguese trade in West Africa consequently focused on areas such as the Senegambia and modern day Ghana where gold fields and trade. *TRADE CASTLES AND FORTS OF WEST AFRICA. Lawrence. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, pp.

plus bibliography and index; illustrations. $ In all history there is nothing comparable with the effects produced by the forts of West Africa; nowhere else have small and transitory com-munities of traders so changed the.

Lawrence, A.W. Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa. Published: Jonathan Cape, London, Edition: First. “The rate spread of EBOLA VIRUS in West Africa, is big tragedy. It is a fatal disease in the history of the world.

Intensive education (formal and informal approaches) of. The castles and forts were built and occupied at different times by traders from Portugal, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Germany and Britain. They served the gold trade of European chartered companies.

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Forts Castles And Society In West Africa. An ancient hilltop fortress. A crusader citadel in the West Bank. A fairytale medieval castle fallen into ruin. From ancient times to the end of the nineteenth century, Abandoned Castles explores more than forts, castles and defensive strongholds from all around the globe.

From medieval Japanese castles to Spanish colonial forts in West Africa to Norman stone keeps, the book ranges widely /5(37).

under the title Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa @ BY A. LAWRENCE This edition, recast in a shortened form and re-titled Fortified Trade-Posts: The English in West Africa, FIRST PUBLISHED t BY A. LAWRENCE JONATHAN CAPE LTD 30 BEDFORD SQUARE, LONDON WCI SBN 0 PRINTED PHOTOLITHO IN GREAT BRITAIN.

The forts and castles of Ghana form a unique memorial to a precolonial period when representatives of European trading companies bartered as equals with African merchants. It was a colourful episode of world history spanning four centuries, from the fifteenth century Portuguese voyages of discovery to the beginings of the imperial epoch/5(2).

AFRICA’S SLAVE CASTLES — Beautiful But Tragic Reminders of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade By dopper, Black Kos Managing Editor “They were the last place a slave would ‘reside’ before.

During the period of active, trans-oceanic slave-trading, about 40 slave castles were built along the coast of West Africa–from Senegal to Ghana (formerly Gold Coast) however, slaves that were.

A FEW centuries ago the African slave trade thrived at the European-built castles and forts clustered on Ghana's southern coast.

Today the fortresses reveal some of. This book seems to be extremely informative, but it's out of print and rather pricey.

This is the cheapest I've found: Trade Castles & Forts of West Africa (A. Lawrence) However, I've found a free pdf of the book here (although the quality is pretty bad). The Forts and Castles along Ghana coast are lasting proof and evidence of the Europe’s interest in attaining gold, ivory and African Slaves from the continent.

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Ghana remain the highest country with the largest number of these structures in West Africa, 26, in all, and more than /5(11). Cape Coast Castle (Swedish: Carolusborg) is one of about forty "slave castles", or large commercial forts, built on the Gold Coast of West Africa (now Ghana) by European was originally a Portuguese "feitoria" or trading post, established in However in the Swedish Africa Company constructed a timber fort there.

It originally was a centre for the trade in timber and gold. CAPE COAST AND THE BRITISH Please click on the bulleted headings to toggle text.A.

Trade Castles and Forts of West Africa, Jonathan Cape, London, (quotations and notes) See alsoLawrence, A. Fortified Trade Posts: The English in West AfricaJonathan Cape, London, (recast in a.

Colonial Forts & Castles Ghana has the largest concentration of Colonial-era forts and castles of anyplace in Africa, with over 20 of these sites being fully accessible to visitors.

The largest and most famous of these are the castles at Cape Coast and Elmina, about hour drive west of Accra.

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These forts, many of which still stand, were built by the politically and economically dominant European nations of the period: Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark, France and England. Heavily fortified against attacks from pirates and from any European nations with which they may have been at war, the forts allowed these slave-trading nations to increase their shipments, develop strong.overview of West Africa and some of the contributions of and West Africa during the Atlantic Slave Trade (an edited volume published by Continuum Press, ).

DeCorse’s textbooks include the four-˛eld book Anthropology: A Global Perspective (Pearson, Slave Castles and Forts of West Africa: West A˜ica, Europeans, and the Atlantic World.The forts and castles of Ghana form a unique memorial to a precolonial period when representatives of European trading companies bartered as equals with African merchants.

It was a colourful episode of world history spanning four centuries, from the fifteenth century Portuguese voyages of discovery to the beginings of the imperial epoch. This books traces the history of more than fifty forts.