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Africa and World War II

Author: Judith A Byfield; Carolyn A Brown; Timothy Parsons; Ahmad Alawad Sikainga
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"This volume considers the military, economic, and political significance of Africa during World War II"--First page of book.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith A Byfield; Carolyn A Brown; Timothy Parsons; Ahmad Alawad Sikainga
ISBN: 9781107053205 110705320X 9781107630222 1107630223
OCLC Number: 884305076
Description: xxiii, 540 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction --
The military experiences of ordinary Africans in World War II / Timothy Parsons (Washington University in St. Louis) --
Producing for the war / Judith A. Byfield (Cornell University) --
African labor in the making of World War II / Carolyn A. Brown (Rutgers University-New Brunswick) --
Part II. Colonial subjects and imperial armies --
The military, race, and resistance: the conundrums of recruiting Black South African men during the Second World War / Louis Grundlingh (University of Johannesburg) --
The Moroccan "effort de guerre" in World War II / Driss Maghraoui (Al Akhawayn University) --
Free to coerce: forced labor during and after the Vichy years in French West Africa / Catherine Bogosian Ash (Wayne State University) --
No country fit for heroes: the plight of disabled Kenyan veterans / Timothy Parsons (Washington University in St. Louis) --
Part III. Mobilizing communities and resources for the war effort --
Women, rice, and war: political and economic crisis in wartime Abeokuta (Nigeria) / Judith A. Byfield (Cornell University) --
Africa's 'battle for rubber' in the Second World War / William G. Clarence-Smith (SOAS) --
Freetown and World War II: strategic militarization, accommodation, and resistance / Allen M. Howard (Rutgers University-New Brunswick) --
Extraction and labor in Equatorial Africa and Cameroon under Free French Rule / Eric T. Jennings (University of Toronto) --
The Portuguese African colonies during the second World War / Malyn Newitt (King's College London, Emeritus) --
World War II and the transformation of the Tanzanian forests / Thaddeus Sunseri (Colorado State University-Fort Collins) --
Part IV. Race, gender, and social change in a time of war --
Wrestling with race on the eve of human rights: the British management of the color line in post-fascist Eritrea / Giulia Barrera (Italian Archives Directorate) --
To be treated as a man: wartime struggles over masculinity, race, and honor in the Nigerian coal industry / Carolyn A. Brown (Rutgers University-New Brunswick) --
"A white man's war": settler masculinity in the union defense force, 1939-1945 / Suryakanthie Chetty (University of Johannesburg) --
African soldiers, French women, and colonial fears during and after World War II / Ruth Ginio (Ben Gurion University-Negev) --
World War II and the sex trade in British West Africa / Carina Ray (Fordham University) --
Part V. Experiencing war in Africa and Europe --
American missions in wartime French West Africa: travails of the Sudan Interior Mission in Niger / Barbara M. Cooper (Rutgers University-New Brunswick) --
Fighting fascism: Ethiopian women patriots 1935-1941 / Hailu Habtu (Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia) and Judith A. Byfield (Cornell University) --
Defending the lands of their ancestors: the African American military experience in Africa during World War II / Daniel Hutchinson (Florida State University) --
French African soldiers in German POW camps, 1940-1945 / Raffael Scheck (Colby College) --
Part VI. World War II & anticolonialism --
Popular resistance and anticolonial mobilization: the war effort in French Guinea / Elizabeth Schmidt (Loyola College In Maryland) --
Sudanese popular response to World War II / Ahmad Alawad Sikainga (Ohio State University) --
Ugandan politics and World War II (1939-1949) / Carol Summers (University Of Richmond) --
Part VII. Conclusion --
Consequences of the war / Ahmad Alawad Sikainga (Ohio State University).
Other Titles: Africa and World War two
Africa and World War 2
Responsibility: edited by Judith A. Byfield, Cornell University, Carolyn A. Brown, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Timothy Parsons, Washington University in St. Louis, Ahmad Alawad Sikainga, Ohio State University.
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