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Author Hubbard, James P. (James Patrick), 1945-

Title The United States and the end of British colonial rule in Africa, 1941-1968 / James P. Hubbard.

Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  325.341096 HUBB    AVAILABLE
Physical description viii, 413 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 397-405) and index.
Contents The United States and colonies, 1941-1945: Roosevelt seizes the high moral ground -- Churchill, Britain, and empire, 1941-1945: hands off the British empire -- The Truman administration, 1945-1952: global power and colonies -- Great Britain, the United States and colonial issues in the United Nations, 1946-1952: in the middle of the road -- Colonial reform in London, 1946-1952: fresh ideas -- Colonial reform in West Africa, 1946-1952: a good beginning -- Colonial reform in East and Central Africa, 1946-1952: rural revolt and federation -- Egypt, Britain, the United States, and the Sudan, 1946-1954: a bargaining chip -- The Eisenhower administration and British Africa, 1953-1960: at arm's length -- Colonialism in the United Nations during the Eisenhower years, 1953-1960: still in the middle -- Colonial policy under the conservatives, 1952-1959: foot dragging -- Anglo-American sponsored development: a road not taken -- West Africa and the Sudan, 1953-1960: final steps -- East Africa, 1953-1959: political transformations -- Central Africa, 1953-1959: hopes unfulfilled -- British colonial policy, 1959-1960: Macleod accelerates the pace -- Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, 1959-1960: rough waters -- Kennedy, Macmillan, and Africa, 1961-1963: a new style -- West and East Africa, 1961-1963: carrying on regardless -- Central Africa, 1961-1963: end of federation -- Johnson and British colonial Africa, 1963-1968: no rescue.
Summary "At the end of World War II, Britain possessed a vast African empire which encompassed nearly 2.7 million square miles. But by 1965, only three small African territories remained under British control. This book examines the demise of Britain's African empire, looking particularly at the role played by the United States in bringing the empire to an end"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1989.
Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1945-1964.
ISBN 9780786459520 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786459522 (softcover : alk. paper)