Contradictory Aims in West Africa: the Failure of the Cardwell Policy, 1865–73

  • W. David McIntyre


The first and most promising attempt to put Cardwell’s policy into effect was made on the windward coast. The sudden and startling possibility of Anglo-French rivalry in the region between Sierra Leone and the Gambia presented an excellent chance of fulfilling the recommendations of the Select Committee.


Protectorate State African Coast Gold Coast Select Committee Cape Coast 


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© W. David McIntyre 1967

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. David McIntyre
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  1. 1.University of CanterburyNew Zealand

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