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Betting on the Africans : John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders

Author: Philip E Muehlenbeck
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Betting on the Africans is a study of John F. Kennedy's strategy for improving U.S.-African relations through the use of personal diplomacy to court African nationalist leaders and the ramifications  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: John F Kennedy
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip E Muehlenbeck
ISBN: 019539609X 9780195396096
OCLC Number: 794372471
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 333 p. :) : ill., map
Contents: Introduction: JFK and the "Greatest revolution in human history" --
"More royalist than the queen": Eisenhower/Dulles policy toward Africa --
JFK's early support of African nationalism --
Kennedy, Sékou Touré, and the success of personal diplomacy --
Kennedy, Kwame Nkrumah, and the Volta River project decision --
Kennedy, Julius Nyerere, and self determination in southern Africa --
Kennedy, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ben Bella, and North African Arab nationalism --
Kennedy, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, William Tubman, and conservative African nationalism --
The Kennedy-De Gaulle rivalry in Africa --
The view from Pretoria --
Cold War civil rights and Kennedy's courting of African nationalists --
Contested skies: U.S.-U.S.S.R. competition for African civil aviation markets and the Cuban Missile Crisis --
Conclusion: the Kennedy legacy in Africa.
Responsibility: Philip E. Muehlenbeck.

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