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Pawns on the Gold Coast: the rise of Asante and shifts in security for debt, 1680-1750 (2013)
Journal Article
Spicksley, J. (2013). Pawns on the Gold Coast: the rise of Asante and shifts in security for debt, 1680-1750. 00 Journal not listed, 54(2), 147-75. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0021853713000297

In the seventeenth century, Europeans on the Gold Coast took gold pawns as security for debt, but from the early eighteenth century, they turned increasingly toward the use of human pawns. This shift was the result of a transformation in levels of de... Read More about Pawns on the Gold Coast: the rise of Asante and shifts in security for debt, 1680-1750.


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