Colonialism and Underdevelopment in Ghana
Colonialism and Underdevelopment in Ghana (1978) examines Ghana’s integration into the world economic system, and the effects which such integration had on its development. The time period covered coincides both with the institution of formal political control in Ghana, and with the use of that control to promote Ghana’s development as a peripheral capitalist nation, as a supplier of primary agricultural and mineral products and as a buyer of manufactured goods. 1939 is taken as the cut-off for this book as it ends the classical colonial period.
1. Colonialism and Underdevelopment in Ghana 2. The Institution of Colonial Rule in Ghana 3. The Creation of Ghana’s Peripheral Capitalist Economy 4. Oligopolisation of the Ghanaian Economy 5. The State and Peripheral Capitalism: the Role of the Colonial Government in Underdeveloping Ghana 6. The Peripheral Economy and Class Formation. Postscript: The Colonial Heritage of Contemporary Ghana