مجلة الحقيقة
Volume 18, Numéro 1, Pages 596-621

The Traditional Rulers And The Educated Elite Between Agreement And Disagreement: The Case Of The Gold Coast (present-day Ghana), 1860s-1920s

Authors : Mostefaoui Aziz .

Abstract

In the Gold Coast, the traditional rulers had long been the medium through which the colonists ruled over the country. However, the relationships between the two sides (traditional rulers and the colonial government) were not always harmonious as contention between some chiefs and British officials was not infrequent during the second half of the nineteenth century. Likewise, the relationships between the Gold Coast educated Africans and the traditional rulers oscillated between cooperation, alliance, and dissension.

Keywords

Gold Coast ; traditional rulers ; educated elite ; British colonial authorities