Although the quantitative importance of the mineral
resources of Africa is generally appreciated, the economic
and political consequences of those resources have been
inadequately treated in both the scholarly and the more public
press. To whom are the mineral resources of Africa important?
How is the exploitation of these minerals controlled? Has the
"African revolution" or the "winds of change" affected the
industry? What are the prospects for the future?
Scholar Commons Citation
Wolfe, Alvin W. (1967, April) An Essay on the Mining Industry in Relation to the African Revolution. Paper presented at the Conference on Africa, St. Louis, MO