"Accra Is Changing, Isn't It?": Urban Infrastructure, Independence, and Nation in the Gold Coast's Daily Graphic, 1954-57*
Plageman, Nate, The International Journal of African Historical Studies
The August 29, 1954 issue of the Daily Graphic contained an article entitled "Some Aspects of Gold Coast Life Fifty Years Ago." In its few pages, a local journalist, S.N. Addo, offered a retrospective on the colony's turn-of-the-century past. It was not a nostalgic piece. Instead, it characterized the early decades of the twentieth century as a period of deplorable conditions and undesirable constraints. Years ago, infrastructural "setbacks," including poor roads, lamentable housing, and a mediocre communication system, had limited the colony's political, economic, and social growth. Fortunately, Addo remarked, much had changed. In the last fifty years, extensive construction and building …
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Publication information: Article title: "Accra Is Changing, Isn't It?": Urban Infrastructure, Independence, and Nation in the Gold Coast's Daily Graphic, 1954-57*. Contributors: Plageman, Nate - Author. Journal title: The International Journal of African Historical Studies. Volume: 43. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2010. Page number: 137+. © Boston University 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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