Gambia under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1881-1966

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Title Gambia under colonial rule, in Government reports, 1881-1966
Description A colony described as an historical accident in political geography"', Gambia did not deliver the financial returns that its colonisers had hoped for and this led to its treatment as a bit of a problem, rather than a desriable asset. Whether left to the jurisdiction of the moribund Company of Merchants Trading in Africa, being treated as a bargaining chip in Anglo-French negotiations, or being run as an administrative off-shoot of Sierra Leone; Gambia was somewhat of an inconvenience to its colonisers. It was also too strategically important to be left in the hands of a military opponent as it was the gateway to more profitable colonies within Africa. Georgraphically difficult to defend, the garrisons there were demolished, abandoned, and rebuilt with monotonous regularity as the Gambia was buffeted by the ebb and flow of the power struggles of Europe. The colonial powers of Britain and France knew that any...
ISBN 9781851173044
Contributor British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Type text
Format image
Source Government publications relating to Africa
Language eng
Rights Content © British Foreign & Commonwealth Office; images © Microform Academic Publishers, 2014. All rights reserved.
Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0
Publisher Microform Academic Publishers
Coverage 1881 - 1966
Created On 30th September, 2014 - 3:42pm
Last Updated 30th September, 2014 - 3:42pm
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