History of Central Africa: The Contemporary Years since 1960 / Edition 1

History of Central Africa: The Contemporary Years since 1960 / Edition 1

by David Birmingham, Phyllis Martin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0582276071

ISBN-13: 9780582276079

Pub. Date: 01/12/1998

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

An authoritative account and analysis of what has happened to the region of central Africa since the period of vigorous decolonization in the 1960s, this volume compares the legacies of British, French and Portuguese colonization. History of Central Africa examines the modern nations of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique…  See more details below

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An authoritative account and analysis of what has happened to the region of central Africa since the period of vigorous decolonization in the 1960s, this volume compares the legacies of British, French and Portuguese colonization. History of Central Africa examines the modern nations of Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Gabon, Malawi, Mozambique, Zaire, Zambia, and Zimbabwe; and considers the impact on the region of the ethnic conflict in neighboring Rwanda and Bweebndi.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582276079
Publisher:
Addison-Wesley
Publication date:
01/12/1998
Pages:
317
Product dimensions:
6.19(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.78(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps
List of tables
Preface
1Beyond independence1
2Chad in the age of the warlords21
3Cameroun and the politics of patronage43
4Comparisons and contrasts in equatorial Africa: Gabon, Congo and the Central African Republic67
5Zaire: the anatomy of a failed state97
6Angola: the challenge of statehood131
7Exploitation and neglect: rural producers and the state in Malawi and Zambia167
8Zimbabwe and the long search for independence203
9Mozambique: a tapestry of conflict231
10Images and themes in the nineties267
Sources and further reading283
Acknowledgements308
Index310

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