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Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa : The Failed Experiment of the Central African

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The slow collapse of the European colonial empires after 1945 provides one of the great turning points of twentieth century history. With the loss of India however, the British under Harold Macmillan attempted to enforce a 'second' colonial occupation - supporting the efforts of Sir Andrew Cohen of the Colonial Office to create a Central African Federation. Drawing on newly released archival material, The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa offers a fresh examination of Britain's central African territories in the late colonial period and provides a detailed assessment of how events in Britain, Africa and the UN shaped the process of decolonization. The author situates the Central African Federation - which consisted of modern day Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi - in its wider international context, shedding light on the Federation's complex relationships with South Africa, with US Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy and with the expanding United Nations. The result is an important history of the last days of the British Empire and the beginnings of a more independent African continent.

Number of Pages: 300
Genre: History, Political Science
Series Title: International Library of African Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Andrew Cohen
Language: English
Street Date: July 30, 2017
TCIN: 51857882
UPC: 9781848858824
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-7483
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