Allman, Jean Allman and Victoria B. Tashjian, eds.: "I Will Not Eat Stone": A Women's History of Colonial Asante.

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Allman, Jean Allman and Victoria B. Tashjian, eds. "I Will Not Eat Stone": A Women's History of Colonial Asante. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2000, 312 pp. ISBN 978-0-325-07000-1.

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In an admirable collaborative effort, Jean Allman and Victoria Tashjian focus on commodity production, family labor and reproduction in colonial Asante. The authors demonstrate how broader social and economic forces--cash cropping, trade, monetization of the economy, British rule, and Christian missions--recast the terms of domestic struggle in Asante and how ordinary men and women negotiated that ever shifting landscape. By centering their...

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