Sources for the Mutual History of Ghana and the Netherlands: An Annotated Guide to the Dutch Archives Relating to Ghana and West Africa in the Nationaal Archief, 1593-1960s

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BRILL, 2007 - 393 pagina's
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There is a long tradition of research into the mutual history of Ghana and the Netherlands, especially with respect to the Dutch participation in the Atlantic slave trade. The tradition includes the history of the forts and castles that dot Ghana's coast, and the wider presence of the Dutch in West Africa between the sixteenth and nineteenth century. This annotated guide to the Dutch archives on Ghana and West Africa in the "Nationaal Archief" offers a comprehensive overview of available sources. Part I describes the archival materials in detail. Part II discusses the history of the Dutch in Ghana and selected themes from Ghana's history. A bibliography and a name, geographical, and thematical index conclude the guide.
  

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
Outline of the guide
7
Bibliographical notes
14
Period before 1621
21
Period 16211795
80
Private archives
144
Period 16211795
169
Maps and drawings
177
Ghanaian and West African socialeconomic history
283
Ghanaian cultural history
284
an overview
287
Gold trade and gold mining and washing
289
Slavetrade
291
Other activities
295
Recruitment of African soldiers for the Netherlands East Indies
299
People 302 Introduction 302 Personnel of the WIC and the Dutch government
302

Introduction
209
The Furley Collection
216
Thematic descriptions
241
Dutch relations with other European nations 251 Introduction
251
The Portuguese
252
The British
253
The Swedes and the Danes
255
The Brandenburgers
256
Dutch government on the Coast of Guinea
258
Council minutes resolutions and general correspondence
267
Government journals
270
Correspondence between St George dElmina and the outer forts and others
271
The Dutch administration and judicial system
272
Introduction
278
Ghanaian and West African polities and political organisation
279
EuroAfrican and African people and the Dutch
310
Births marriages and death
313
Wills estates and probate
316
People and the law 318 Daily business and daily life
318
Castles forts and towns 322 Introduction
322
building history and maintenance
324
occupation and strength
328
Fort town and countryside
331
Maps and drawings
334
Bibliography
339
Name index
363
Geographical index
373
Keyword index
379
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Over de auteur (2007)

Michel R. Doortmont, Ph.D. (1994) in History, Erasmus University Rotterdam, is Associate Professor in International Relations and Africa Studies at the University of Groningen. He has published extensively on urban elites in Ghana and Nigeria, and on the history of Ghana and the Dutch. Jinna Smit, M.A. (1997) in History, University of Amsterdam, is currently working at the University of Amsterdam on the project Charters and Chancery of the Counts of Holland/Hainaut, 1299-1345 .

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