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Author Kah, Henry Kam
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Politics Salt Production Commercialisation Cross ♦ Priceless Commodity ♦ British Rule ♦ Precolonial Era ♦ World War Ii ♦ Flourishing Brine Spring ♦ Village Authority ♦ External Source ♦ British Colonial Government ♦ Local Industry ♦ Precious Salt ♦ Indigenous Industry ♦ Trading Community ♦ Numer-ous People ♦ First World War ♦ Vibrant Industry ♦ Colonial Possession
Abstract the production and sale of salt in the precolonial era was a vibrant industry involving numer-ous people and trading communities. The exploitation and/or sale of precious salt in some areas was regulated by the village authorities. The British eventually assumed control of this region of Cameroon after the First World War, and instead of supporting this industry, they embarked upon importing salt from other colonial possessions and Europe. Even when World War II affected the supply of salt from these external sources, the British colonial government did not develop the local industry. By 1961, when British rule terminated, this indigenous industry had declined to the extent that the once flourishing brine springs were abandoned in the wild.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study