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By Jennifer Hart

As early because the 1910s, African drivers in colonial Ghana understood the chances that utilizing imported motor shipping may additional the social and financial agendas of a various array of neighborhood brokers, together with chiefs, farmers, investors, fishermen, and concrete staff. Jennifer Hart's strong narrative of auto-mobility indicates how drivers equipped on previous exchange routes to extend the rate and scale of motorized go back and forth. Hart finds that new types of hard work migration, monetary company, cultural construction, and social perform have been outlined via autonomy and mobility and therefore formed the practices and values that shaped the principles of Ghanaian society this present day. targeting the standard lives of people who participated during this century of social, cultural, and technological swap, Hart involves a extra delicate figuring out of the ways that those members made new expertise significant to their neighborhood groups and linked it with their destiny aspirations.

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