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The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa: The Failed Experiment of the Central African Federation

Cohen, Andrew (2017) The Politics and Economics of Decolonization in Africa: The Failed Experiment of the Central African Federation. International Library of African Studies . I. B. Tauris, 320 pp. ISBN 978-1-84885-882-4. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:53795)

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Abstract

The slow collapse of the European colonial empires after 1945 provides one of the great turning points of twentieth century history. With the loss of India however, the British under Harold Macmillan attempted to enforce a 'second' colonial occupation - supporting the efforts of Sir Andrew Cohen of the Colonial Office to create a Central African Federation. Drawing on newly released archival material, The Politics and Economics of Decolonization offers a fresh examination of Britain's central African territories in the late colonial period and provides a detailed assessment of how events in Britain, Africa and the UN shaped the process of decolonization. The author situates the Central African Federation - which consisted of modern day Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi - in its wider international context, shedding light on the Federation's complex relationships with South Africa, with US Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy and with the expanding United Nations. The result is an important history of the last days of the British Empire and the beginnings of a more independent African continent.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: D History General and Old World
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: M.R.L. Hurst
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2016 14:44 UTC
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2020 09:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/53795 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Cohen, Andrew: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4525-068X
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