From Head-loading to the Iron Horse

From Head-loading to the Iron Horse

Railway Building in Colonial Ghana and the Origins of Tropical Development

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Tsey (social sustainability, James Cook U., Australia) undertakes longitudinal studies of community development projects in his native Ghana. Here he tells the story of railway building in what was then British colonial Gold Coast, and its social and economic consequences. The field of international development needs a better connection to history, he says, and while much has been written about the colonized world, the information tends to be confined to historians rather than informing development practitioners. He also contributes to the resurgence of academic and development interest in the tropical zones. There is no index. Distributed in North America by the African Books Collective. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Bamenda, Cameroon : Langaa Research & Publishing cig ; [Oxford] : Distributed in and outside N. America by African Books Collective, ©2013
ISBN: 9789956728701
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 238 pages) : illustrations, maps
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