Marseille et L’Ouest Africain. L’Outre-Mer des Industriels (1841-1956), Volume 8 of Collection "Histoire du commerce et de l'industrie de Marseille XIXe-XXe siècles”
Year of publication: 1992
Place Published : Marseille
Publisher : Chambre de commerce et d'industrie Marseille-Provence
The book is an in depth analysis of the trade and business of the port of Marseille wih the West Africa in the 19th and the 20th centuries. The author examines the mechanisms of establishement of French firms in the West Africa, the difficulties and the ways to do business with local elites, the antagonisms with other European entrepreneurs and the expansion and sustainability of the palm and peanuts trade for the French during the examined period. The work is based on a very solid primary documentation provides an excellent approach to a very important subject.