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dc.contributor.authorLekane, Gillo Momo
dc.contributor.authorAsuelime, Lucky
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-03T09:27:23Z
dc.date.available2017-07-03T09:27:23Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.citationLekane, G. M., & Asuelime, L. (2017). One country, three colonial legacies: the politics of colonialism, capitalism and development in the pre- and post-colonial Cameroon. Journal for Contemporary History, 42(1), 134-153.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.issn0258-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.18820/24150509/JCH42.v1.8
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/6443
dc.description.abstractCameroon is usually misconceived of as a former French colony due to its geographical location which is at the intersection of what used to be called French West Africa and French Equatorial Africa. This misconception clouds the country’s triple colonial heritage that has shaped and continues to shape Cameroon’s historical path and its agro-political landscape. The colonial heritage of Cameroon contributes to an understanding of key socio-economic, political and developmental challenges the country has been facing and continues to face. This article discusses the history of Cameroon’s early contacts with Europeans (Germans, French and British in particular) and how these encounters influenced and shaped the country’s economic history. It highlights how colonialism was a vehicle used to incept capitalism in the country with an emphasis on cash crop farming. The article also discusses the legacy of these heritages and the strategies that were successively adopted to address economic development challenges.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectCameroonen_ZA
dc.subjectColonialismen_ZA
dc.subjectCoffee farmingen_ZA
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_ZA
dc.subjectCapitalismen_ZA
dc.subjectEconomic developmenten_ZA
dc.titleOne country, three colonial legacies: the politics of colonialism, capitalism and development in the pre- and post-colonial Cameroonen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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dc.rights.holderFaculty of Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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