Ghana: A Concise History from Pre-Colonial Times to the 20th Century
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This is a comprehensive survey of the history of Ghana from the earliest times to 1992. It discusses the evolution of the different ethnic groups and the social, economic and political institutions and systems they created. It also examines the development of state systems , their contact with the outside world and the economic , social and political consequences of that contact. It discusses the loss of political independence, the recovery of sovereignty and the emergence of the modern state of Ghana.
The study ends with an examination of the attempt by various rulers after independence to make one nation out of the people of Ghana and promote their economic and social well-being. The book has grown out of lectures the author has delivered to University students over the years. The material has, however, been written in a language that can be understood by all Senior High School students and the general public.
Prof. D. E. K. Amenumey was educated at the University College of Ghana, University of London and University of Manchester. He has lectured in Ghana, Uganda and in the USA.
He was the Head of the Department of History, University of Cape Coast, Ghana at various times between 1979 and 1998; Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1982-1986) and Dean of Graduate Studies (1995-1998)
He is the author of The Ewe in Colonial Times (Sedco), The Ewe Unification Movement: A Political History (Ghana Universities Press), Coming of Age of New Nations: The Case of Ghana (Ghana Universities Press), and Outstanding Ewes of the Twentieth Century (Woeli Publishing Services), and Challenges of Education in Ghana in the 21st Century (Woeli Publishing Services).
He is a full Professor at the University of Cape Coast.