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Title The Cambridge history of Africa. Volume 8, From c.1940 to c.1975 / edited by Michael Crowder.

Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1984.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xvi, 1011 pages) : digital, PDF file(s)
Notes Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 18 Nov 2015).
Contents Introduction / Michael Crowder -- Second World War: prelude to decolonisation in Africa / Michael Crowder -- Decolonisation and the problems of independence / Billy J. Dudley -- Pan-Africanism Since 1940 / Ian Duffield -- Social and cultural change / J.D.Y. Peel -- Economic evolution of developing Africa / Adebayo Adedeji -- Southern Africa / Francis Wilson -- English-speaking West Africa / David Williams -- East and Central Africa / Cherry Gertzel -- Horn of Africa / Christopher Clapham -- Egypt, Libya and the Sudan / Hans-Heino Kopietz and Pamela Ann Smith -- Maghrib / Clement Henry Moore -- French-speaking tropical Africa / Ruth Schachter Morgenthau and Lucy Creevey Behrman -- Madagascar / Bonar A. Gow -- Zaire, Rwanda and Burundi / M. Crawford Young -- Portuguese-speaking Africa / Basil Davidson.
Summary The eighth and final volume of The Cambridge History of Africa covers the period 1940-75. It begins with a discussion of the role of the Second World War in the political decolonisation of Africa. Its terminal date of 1975 coincides with the retreat of Portugal, the last European colonial power in Africa, from its possessions and their accession to independence. The fifteen chapters which make up this volume examine on both a continental and regional scale the extent to which formal transfer of political power by the European colonial rulers also involved economic, social and cultural decolonisation. A major theme of the volume is the way the African successors to the colonial rulers dealt with their inheritance and how far they benefited particular economic groups and disadvantaged others. The contributors to this volume represent different disciplinary traditions and do not share a single theoretical perspective on the recent history of the continent, a subject that is still the occasion for passionate debate.
Other author Crowder, Michael, 1934-1988, editor.
Subject Africa -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781139054621 (ebook)
9780521224093 (hardback)