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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.
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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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Named Person: Kennedy, John Fitzgerald <1917-1963>
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip E Muehlenbeck
ISBN: 9780195396096 019539609X
OCLC Number: 868348472
Description: XXIII, 333 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Abbreviations ; Introduction: JFK and the "Greatest Revolution in Human History" ; Part One ; Chapter 1: 'More Royalist than the Queen': Eisenhower/Dulles Policy toward Africa ; Chapter 2: JFK's Early Support of African Nationalism ; Chapter 3: Kennedy, Sekou Toure, and the Success of Personal Diplomacy ; Chapter 4: Kennedy, Kwame Nkrumah, and the Volta River Project Decision ; Chapter 5: Kennedy, Julius Nyerere, and Self Determination in Southern Africa ; Chapter 6: Kennedy, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ben Bella, and North African Arab Nationalism ; Chapter 7: Kennedy, Felix Houphouet-Boigny, William Tubman, and Conservative African Nationalism ; Part Two ; Chapter 8: The Kennedy-de Gaulle Rivalry in Africa ; Chapter 9: The View from Pretoria ; Chapter 10: Cold War Civil Rights and Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalists ; Chapter 11: 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 ; Bibliography ; Index
Responsibility: Philip E. Muehlenbeck.

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