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

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

by Robert A. Hill, Edmond J. Keller


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ISBN-13: 9780821419106
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Publication date: 08/24/2010
Edition description: 1
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction Robert A. Hill Edmond J. Keller ix

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

1 Bunche the Africanist Intellectual

Chapter 1 Ralph Bunche

African American Intellectual Martin Kilson 3

Chapter 2 Ralph Bunche and the Dawn of Africanist Scholarship David Anthony 19

Chapter 3 The Making of an Africanist

Ralph Bunche in South Africa, 1937 Robert Edgar 25

Chapter 4 Ralph Bunche and the Decolonization of African Studies

The Paradox of Power, Morality, and Scholarship Elliott P. Skinner 42

Chapter 5 Ralph Bunche the Africanist

Revisiting Paradigms Lost Pearl T. Robinson 69

2 Bunche the Statesman for Africa

Chapter 6 Decolonization through Trusteeship

The Legacy of Ralph Bunche Neta C. Crawford 93

Chapter 7 An Unexpected Challenge

Ralph Bunche as Field Commander in the Congo, 1960 John Olver 116

Chapter 8 Ralph Bunche and Patrice Lumumba

The Fatal Encounter Crawford Young 128

Chapter 9 Ralph Bunche, Patrice Lumumba, and the First Congo Crisis Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja 148

3 Reflections on Bunche's Legacy in Global Perspective

Chapter 10 Africa in the Global Decolonization Process

The Road to Postcoloniality Ralph A. Austen 161

Epilogue Charles P. Henry 181

Appendix United Nations Charter: The Trusteeship System 185

Contributors 193

Index 199

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