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Author Cleveland, Todd, author

Title Stones of contention : a history of Africa's diamonds / Todd Cleveland
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press in association with the Ohio University Center for International Studies, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 225 pages) : map
Series Africa in world history
Africa in world history.
Contents An introduction to Africa's diamonds -- Africa's mineral wealth : material and mythical -- From illusion to reality : the Kimberley discoveries, the diamond "rush," and the "Wild West" in Africa -- Consolidation and control : the birth and growth of the cartel -- Creating "New Kimberleys" elsewhere in Africa -- The experiences of African works on Colonial-era mines -- A resource curse : "blood diamonds," state oppression, and violence -- Africa's diamonds : a rough past with a brighter future
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Diamond industry and trade -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Diamond industry and trade -- Africa -- History.
Diamond mines and mining -- Economic aspects -- Africa.
Diamond mines and mining -- Africa -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0821444824 (electronic bk.)
9780821444825 (electronic bk.)
(pb : alk. paper)
(pb : alk. paper)