The Resource African decolonization, Henry S. Wilson

African decolonization, Henry S. Wilson

Label
African decolonization
Title
African decolonization
Statement of responsibility
Henry S. Wilson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Before the 1950s almost all of Africa was controlled by European empires or white settler states. Since then, in one of the most important transformations of the international landscape since the Second World War, the empires and settler states have gone, to be replaced by more than 50 sovereign African states. This study assesses the extent to which the change resulted from deliberate imperial policy, from the pressures of African nationalism, or from an international situation transformed by superpower rivalries. It analyses what powers were transferred and to whom they were given. Pan-Africanism is seen not only in its own right but as indicating the transformation of expectations when the new rulers, who had endorsed its geopolitical logic before taking power, settled into the routines of government
  • The meaning of decolonization is contested throughout Africa and beyond, not just by historians and social scientists, but by all those caught up in the crises of the continent. It is the purpose of African decolonization to show that this living past pervades the present
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
960.32
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT30.5
LC item number
.W56 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary history series
Label
African decolonization, Henry S. Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [207]-211) and index
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Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Paradoxes of Imperial Power -- 3. The Great Depression -- 4. 1936: Citizenship Betrayed -- 5. The Second World War -- 6. Great Powers and Superpowers in a Bipolar World -- 7. Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Pan-Arabism -- 8. Accelerated Decolonization - North Africa and the Horn -- 9. Imperial Recalculations -- 10. Suez 1956: The Turning Point? -- 11. Delayed Decolonization -- 12. Conclusion
Control code
000010989974
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 222 p.
Isbn
9780340559291
Lccn
94237445
Other physical details
maps
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System control number
  • xx23833749
  • (OCoLC)31616658

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