Synopses & Reviews
A study of the organisation of the salt industry of the Sokoto Caliphate and Borno.
Table of Contents
List of tables; List of maps, figures and illustrations; Preface; 1. Salt in the history of the central Sudan; 2. Consumption of the central Sudan salts; 3. The chemistry and geology of the central Sudan salts; 4. The technology of production; 5. The volume of salt production; 6. The mobilisation of labour; 7. Proprietorship: the rights to salt and natron; 8. Salt marketing networks; 9. The trade and politics of salt; 10. The social organisation of trade and production; 11. Conclusion; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.