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Experiencing Colonialism: Through a Ghanaian Lens (11:19)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 00:40 When was the region that is today Ghana conquered by the British?
  2. 02:40 According to Ato Quayson, what was the purpose of the Customs House, and how did it help the British to make money?
  3. 03:36 How did some Ghanaians employed at the Customs House fight back?
  4. 06:54 According to Jennifer Hart, what type of transportation did the British want to put in Ghana to control the export of cocoa, and how did Ghanaian farmers seek to control trade themselves?
  5. 08:42 According to Jennifer Hart, how did the informal system of trotros (mini-bus taxes carrying people around Accra) come into being. What did the British call these trotros, and why?
  6. 10:03 What do the plaques on the walls of Holy Trinity Church tell us, according to Ato Quayson?