Raymond E. Dumett

Raymond E. Dumett teaches African history at Purdue University. He has been a visiting lecturer at the University of Cape Town and visiting senior member at Linacre College, Oxford University.

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El Dorado in West Africa · The Gold Mining Frontier, African Labor, and Colonial Capitalism
By Raymond E. Dumett

The second half of the nineteenth century witnessed some of the greatest gold mining migrations in history when dreams of bonanza lured thousands of prospectors and diggers to the far corners of the earth—including the Gold Coast of West Africa. El Dorado in West Africa explores the first modern gold rush of Ghana in all of its dimensions—land, labor, capital, traditional African mining, technology, transport, management, the clash of cultures, and colonial rule.