Entries include information on the pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial institutional and political history. Individuals who have made significant contributions in the history of the country are identified either in the context of institutions in which they played roles, or they are isolated and written on. The chrology section is detail, and the bibliography section is substantial. Students and researches on Ghana will find this work as the first source of significance.
David Owusu-Ansah is Professor of History at James Madison University. He is past president of the Ghana Studies Council (a professional affiliate organization of the African Studies Association), and author of several essays on Ghana including his work on the history of Islam in Ghana.