The Resource Battleground Africa : Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965, Lise Namikas

Battleground Africa : Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965, Lise Namikas

Label
Battleground Africa : Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965
Title
Battleground Africa
Title remainder
Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965
Statement of responsibility
Lise Namikas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Battleground Africa traces the Congo Crisis from post-World War II decolonization efforts through Mobutu's second coup in 1965 from a radically new vantage point. Drawing on materials from recently opened archives in Russia and the United States, and to a lesser extent Germany and Belgium, Namikas addresses the crisis from the perspectives of the two superpowers and explains with superb clarity the complex web of allies, clients, and neutral states influencing U.S.-Soviet competition. Unlike any other work, Battleground Africa looks at events leading up to independence, then considers the assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the series of U.N.-supported constitutional negotiations, and the crises of 1964 and 1965. Finding that the U.S. and the USSR each wanted to avoid a major confrontation, but also misunderstood its opponent's goals and wanted to avoid looking weak or losing its political standing in Africa, Namikas argues that a series of exaggerations and misjudgements helped to militarize the crisis, and ultimately, helped militarize the Cold War on the continent. -- Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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Namikas, Lise A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT658.22
LC item number
.N36 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cold War International History Project series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • United States
  • Congo (Democratic Republic)
  • Soviet Union
  • USA
  • Russland
  • Cold War
  • Außenpolitik
  • Kongo
Label
Battleground Africa : Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965, Lise Namikas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Which way Africa? -- A Cold War nationalism -- Collision course : the superpowers in the Congo -- A "stopgap arrangement" : ONUC -- A "Castro or worse" : Lumumba in charge -- Coups d'etat and troikas -- Murder and malice -- A "Cold War" civil war -- No silver bullets -- Force and reconciliation -- Johnson's distraction -- "Carrying the burden" in the Congo -- Reaction and mop-up -- Conclusion: The Congo in global perspective
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9780804784863
Lccn
2012036962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022033854
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)810329331
  • (OCoLC)ocn810329331
Label
Battleground Africa : Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965, Lise Namikas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Which way Africa? -- A Cold War nationalism -- Collision course : the superpowers in the Congo -- A "stopgap arrangement" : ONUC -- A "Castro or worse" : Lumumba in charge -- Coups d'etat and troikas -- Murder and malice -- A "Cold War" civil war -- No silver bullets -- Force and reconciliation -- Johnson's distraction -- "Carrying the burden" in the Congo -- Reaction and mop-up -- Conclusion: The Congo in global perspective
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 350 pages
Isbn
9780804784863
Lccn
2012036962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022033854
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)810329331
  • (OCoLC)ocn810329331

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