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This book examines political detention in Ghana's history from the colonial period to 1972. The book opens in 1850 with the activities of British officials and the forms of dissent by the people of Gold Coast, describes how the colonial government used political detention to silence agitators for self government, and how the Nkrumah government and the later regimes, inherited that colonial legacy. Thus, the book takes into account the issue of political detention or what has been referred to as executive detention from three different regimes; the colonial period, the First Republic, and the first military regime.The author has explained the various events that led to the detention of people under the various regimes. The author also describes how the issue of national security has been used in some cases as a subterfuge or as a cover up in the detention of political opponents.
  • ISBN13: 9783847340348
  • Publisher: LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00192
Publication DateJanuary 31, 2012
Primary CategoryHistory/General

Political Detention in Ghana, 1850-1972

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