Review from ROAPE Volume 6 Number 14
Colonialism/Underdev Ghana/British Business & Independence
The long crisis of the inter-war years did much to alter the structure of world capitalism. This was especially true for primary producing areas such as West Africa. The ‘Great Depression’ brought to an end an era characterised by competitive merchant capital and gave birth to an alliance of oligopolistic firms with the colonial state, culminating in the creation of marketing boards and state financed ‘development’ .