The Decolonization of Africa / Edition 1

The Decolonization of Africa / Edition 1

by David Birmingham
     
 

This bold, popularizing synthesis presents a readily accessible introduction to one of the major themes of twentieth-century world history. Between 1922, when self-government was restored to Egypt, and 1994, when nonracial democracy was achieved in South Africa, 54 new nations were established in Africa. Written within the parameters of African history, as opposed to… See more details below

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This bold, popularizing synthesis presents a readily accessible introduction to one of the major themes of twentieth-century world history. Between 1922, when self-government was restored to Egypt, and 1994, when nonracial democracy was achieved in South Africa, 54 new nations were established in Africa. Written within the parameters of African history, as opposed to imperial history, this study charts the processes of nationalism, liberation and independence that recast the political map of Africa in these years. Ranging from Algeria in the North, where a French colonial government used armed force to combat Algerian aspirations to home-rule, to the final overthrow of apartheid in the South, this is an authoritative survey that will be welcomed by all students tackling this complex and challenging topic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821411537
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
109
Sales rank:
802,603
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.43(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Nationalism and self-government in northern Africa9
2Independence and neocolonialism in western Africa25
3Armed struggle and liberation in eastern Africa39
4Private enterprise and peasant rebellions in west-central Africa55
5White power and black response in southern Africa71
Conclusion85
Appendix - Governments in independent Africa93
Select bibliography99
Index103

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