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Ikechukwu Modungwo (Ikye Modungwo)

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  • The Value of Gold, (Gold as Currency.)
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    The Value of Gold, (Gold as Currency.)

    19 months ago

    "You have to choose between trusting the natural stability of gold and the natural stability of the honesty and intelligence of the members of the Government and, with due respect to these gentlemen, I advise you to vote for gold." (George Bernard Shaw)

  • The Gold Coast and the Slave Trade
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    The Gold Coast and the Slave Trade

    19 months ago

    When the Portuguese began to fight their way into the gold trade, they discovered that there was a great demand for human labour in the interior, that is, in the area where the gold was being produced. In order to profit from this demand they began to buy or capture slaves in the area of Benin.

  • The Spread of Gold.
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    The Spread of Gold.

    19 months ago

    “once extracted from the earth it can be made into artefacts or coins, melted down again, turned into bars or jewelleries, sold, smuggled, looted or stolen; changing its appearance but retaining its essential character.”

  • Finding Gold in Ashanti (The Collapse of a Kingdom)
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    Finding Gold in Ashanti (The Collapse of a Kingdom)

    19 months ago

    “Early European attempts at mining were failures because they were based on assumptions that indigenous production methods could be improved upon. As experience showed, this was just not true.”

  • The Sweat of The Sun (Gold.)
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    The Sweat of The Sun (Gold.)

    19 months ago

    Almost everyone has some, yet it is one of the rarest of all the world’s metals. It has been estimated that it comprises only 3.5 parts per billion of the world’s crust, yet tens of thousands of people are employed to find it and mine it. Men & women have died for it and empires have risen & fallen

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