America, the UN and Decolonisation: Cold War Conflict in the Congo [NOOK Book]


This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War.

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America, the UN and Decolonisation: Cold War Conflict in the Congo

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This book examines the role of the UN in conflict resolution in Africa in the 1960s and its relation to the Cold War.

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'Anglophone historians in the last two decades have done little to place the crises that beset the Democratic Republic of Congo between independence in 1960 and 1964 in the contexts of Cold War diplomatic history. This new book is an important corrective to this negligence. By using US and British diplomatic archives that were closed to researchers in the 1960s, Kent (international relations, London School of Economics) uncovers the extremely complex negotiations between various Congolese actors, US officials, the UN, and the divided Belgian political establishment. [...] An excellent book on African decolonization, the Congo, and 1960s Cold War diplomatic history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.' — J. M. Rich, Middle Tennessee State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203851920
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/25/2010
  • Series: LSE International Studies Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • File size: 691 KB

Meet the Author

John Kent is Reader in International Relations at the London School of Economics.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1. The Independence Disaster 1958 - Sept 1960 2. The Dismissal and Murder of Lumumba and the Establishment of the Adoula Government September 1960 - August 1961 3. The Adoula Government and Kitona: the Conflict and Dilemmas Created by US and UN Policy August - December 1961 4. Too Little Too Late January - July 1962 5. The Last Adoula Government of a Divided Congo July – December 1962 6. The End of Secession and the Beginning of the End for the Congo December 1962 - January 1963 7. Unified Nation Building and No Unity to Build On January- Oct 1963 8. The Emerging Chaos and the Forces of Disintegration Bring Tshombe’s Return October 1963 -July 1964. Conclusion

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