Postcolonial Reconstruction in Ghana, 1952–66

  • Izaak Hecht
Keywords: History, Imperialism

Abstract

In 1952, the West African nation of Ghana, recently having freed itself from British imperialism, set out on a project of radical economic reconstruction unmatched anywhere on the continent in scope and ambition. Having attained political independence with the creation of a sovereign parliament and executive office, the Convention People's Party under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah drew up extensive plans for ensuring the conditions necessary for real, not just on-paper, independence.

Published
2020-05-01
Section
Articles