African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World

African Independence: How Africa Shapes the World

by Tukufu Zuberi PBS's History Detectives and Professor


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442216426
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 07/15/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 210
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tukufu Zuberi is the Lasry Family Professor of Race Relations and professor of sociology and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He writes and speaks widely about race, both in the United States and internationally. He is a host on the hit PBS series History Detectives and has been interviewed on NPR and other media all over the world.

Table of Contents

Map of Pre-Colonial Africa, before 1600
Map of Colonial Africa, 1914
Map of Pre-Independence Africa, 1950
Map of Independent in Africa, 1994
Selected Chronology of Events
Why I wrote this Book and Made a Film
My Point of View
How I Tell the Story
Chapter 1—From Colonialism to Pan Africanism: The Impact of World War II on Africa
Fascist War on Ethiopia
North Africa Campaign
African Contributions to the War Effort
African Post-War Response to Colonialism
African Post-War Uprisings
5th Pan-African Congress
Chapter 2—The End of Colonial Rule: Beginnings of Independence
The Movement Materializes
Political Independence in Ghana
The Spread of the Movement
Power of the Gun
Chapter 3—Africa in the Cold War: Repression and Liberation
The Cold War
African Decolonization and Repression
Patrice Lumumba’s Congo
Southern Africa
Coup After Coup
African Power in the Cold War
Chapter 4—April 1994 and Beyond: African Independence Today
The Post-Independence Map of Africa
April 1994
Post-Independence Unity
Traditional Ethnic Conflict
Hypocrisy, Terror, AID, and Crime
Extending African Independence

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