Trustee for the Human Community: Ralph J. Bunche, the United Nations, and the Decolonization of Africa

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"Ralph J. Bunche (1904-1971), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, was a key U.S. diplomat in the planning and creation of the United Nations in 1945. In 1947 he was invited to join the permanent UN Secretariat as director of the new Trusteeship Department. In this position. Bunche played a key role in setting up the trusteeship system that provided important impetus for postwar decolonization ending European control of Africa as well as an international framework for the oversight of the decolonization process after the Second World War."

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Overview

"Ralph J. Bunche (1904-1971), winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1950, was a key U.S. diplomat in the planning and creation of the United Nations in 1945. In 1947 he was invited to join the permanent UN Secretariat as director of the new Trusteeship Department. In this position. Bunche played a key role in setting up the trusteeship system that provided important impetus for postwar decolonization ending European control of Africa as well as an international framework for the oversight of the decolonization process after the Second World War." "Trustee for the Human Community is the first volume to examine the totality of Bunche's unrivaled role in the struggle for African independence both as a key intellectual and as an international diplomat and to illuminate it from the broader African American perspective." These commissioned essays examine the full range of Ralph Bunche's involvement in Africa. The scholars explore sensitive political issues, such as Bunche's role in the Congo and his views on the struggle in South Africa. Trustee for the Human Community stands as a monument to the profoundly important role of one of the greatest Americans in one of the greatest political movements in the history of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780821419090
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author


Robert A. Hill is professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, and editor in chief of The Marcus Garvey & Universal Negro Improvement Association Papers Project in the James S. Coleman African Studies Center.
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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction Edmond J. Keller Keller, Edmond J.

Centenary Memory Beads for Mr. Bunche Abena P.A. Busia Busia, Abena P. A.

ONE Bunche the Africanist Intellectual

Chapter One Ralph Bunche African American Intellectual Martin Kilson Kilson, Martin 3

Chapter Two Ralph Bunche and the Dawn of Africanist Scholarship David Anthony Anthony, David 19

Chapter Three The Making of an Africanist Ralph Bunche in South Africa, 1937 Robert Edgar Edgar, Robert 25

Chapter Four Ralph Bunche and the Decolonization of African Studies The Paradox of Power, Morality, and Scholarship Elliott P. Skinner Skinner, Elliott P. 42

Chapter Five Ralph Bunche the Africanist Revisiting Paradigms Lost Pearl T. Robinson Robinson, Pearl T. 69

TWO Bunche the Statesman for Africa

Chapter Six Decolonization through Trusteeship The Legacy of Ralph Bunche Neta C. Grawford Grawford, Neta C. 93

Chapter Seven An Unexpected Challenge Ralph Bunche as Field Commander in the Congo, 1960 John Olver Olver, John 116

Chapter Eight Ralph Bunche and Patrice Lumumba The Fatal Encounter Crawford Young Young, Crawford 128

Chapter Nine Ralph Bunche, Patrice Lumumba, and the First Congo Crisis Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges 148

THREE Reflections on Bunche's Legacy in Global Perspective

Chapter Ten Africa in the Global Decolonization Process The Road to Postcoloniality Ralph A. Austen Austen, Ralph A. 161

Epilogue Charles P. Henry Henry, Charles P. 181

Appendix United Nations Charter: The Trusteeship System 185

Contributors 193

Index 199

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