Ecology and Ethnography of Muslim Trade in West Africa


This collection brings together the key essays on the economic and social history of West Africa of Paul E. Lovejoy, Distinguished Research Professor of History at York University and holder of the Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History. Lovejoy’s work explores the organization of trade and production in the interior of West Africa, and specifically in the regions of modern Nigeria, Niger, Benin, and Ghana in the pre-colonial era before c. 1900, when Muslim merchants and entrepreneurs dominated economy and society.


Lovejoy, Paul E.
New Brunswick, NJ: Africa World Press
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Paul E. Lovejoy, Ecology and Ethnography of Muslim Trade in West Africa (New Brunswick NJ: Africa World Press, 2005)