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The Gold Coast in Transition
The Gold Coast in Transition
By David E. Apter
Princeton University Press, 1955, 355 pp

The author, who is an anthropologist, spent a considerable time in the Gold Coast examining the effect of political modernization--both through British rule and the development of self-government--on the traditional ways of life, tribal government, the structures of economic and political power, etc. The result is a comprehensive analysis of a process, the outcome of which is not yet clearly discernible.