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The United States and Africa : A History - Peter Duignan

The United States and Africa

A History

Paperback Published: 28th September 1987
ISBN: 9780521335713
Number Of Pages: 468

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Tracing the reciprocal relationship between Africa and North America from the seventeenth-century slave trade to the present day, two leading authorities in the field provide a major revision to traditional colonial African history as well as to US history. Departing from prior accounts that tended to emphasise only the role of the colonial metropoles in developing Africa, the authors show how American pioneers - missionaries, traders, prospectors, miners, engineers, scientists, and others - have helped to shape Africa. They also point to the equally important impact made by Africa on the United States through trade and immigration, and through the influence of Africans on the arts and agriculture, among other facets of American life. In a study of exceptionally broad scope, the authors devote particular attention to the development of United States policy regarding Africa, the impact of private enterprise, the operation of governmental lobbies, the administration of foreign aid, and the involvement of Africa in the Cold War.

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'This remains a significant book, comprehensive in scope and balanced in treatment.' American Historical Review 'A solid researched and detailed account of the relations between Americans and Africa, and to a lesser extent of Africans with the U.S.A., since the founding of the Republic. Specific attention is given throughout to the role of Afro-Americans in this relationship.' Journal of Southern History 'There is something for everyone in this rich cavalcade of Americans' experience of Africa and of Africans' experience of America.' West Africa

Illustrations and maps
Preface
The Slave Trade
The transatlantic slave trade: an overview
The legal slave trade in North America
Ending the slave trade
The U.S. Navy and the antislavery campaign
The effects of the slave trade
Commerce, Christianity, and Colonization Societies Up To 1865
American traders and whalers
Missionaries and colonization societies
Explorers and frontiersmen
The United States and Africa, 1865-1900
The vanishing flag
Liberia: the lamb and the wolves
Bula Matari and the Congo
Neutrality and philanthropy
Traders, explorers, and soldiers of misfortune
Miners and adventurers
Capitalists and missionaries
The United States and Africa, 1900-1939
Official America
Private interest groups
Preachers and teachers in Africa
Black nationalism and the search for an African past
The United States in Africa, 1939-1983
Africa between East and West
Economic activities: the private sector
Economic activities: the public sector
American interests in Africa, 1945-1983
Americans in Africa, and Africans in America
Appendixes
Notes
Selected bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521335713
ISBN-10: 052133571X
Series: History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 468
Published: 28th September 1987
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.05
Weight (kg): 0.68

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