The Resource Betting on the Africans : John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders, Philip E. Muehlenbeck

Betting on the Africans : John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders, Philip E. Muehlenbeck

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Betting on the Africans : John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders
Title
Betting on the Africans
Title remainder
John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders
Statement of responsibility
Philip E. Muehlenbeck
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"As a presidential candidate, John F. Kennedy established a reputation across Africa as a sympathetic supporter of African nationalism, who if elected would realign Washington's priorities toward the continent. Once in office, Kennedy indeed made changing the image of America in Africa a top priority of his administration, believing that the Cold War could be won or lost depending upon whether Washington or Moscow won the hearts and minds of the Third World. Africa was particularly important because a wave of independence saw nineteen newly independent African states admitted into the United Nations during 1960-61. By 1962, 31 of the UN's 110 member states were from the African continent, and both Washington and Moscow sought to add these countries to their respective voting bloc. Kennedy feared that neglect of the newly decolonized countries of the world would result in the rise of anti-Americanism and needed to be addressed irrespective of the Cold War. Philip Muehlenbeck demonstrates how Kennedy used all means at his disposal--economic, cultural, personal--to appeal to the leaders of the developing world, including Nkrumah, Senghor, Touré, Nyerere, and Ben Bella. Drawing on archival sources from Africa, the United States, and the United Kingdom, Muehlenbeck closely examines Kennedy's policies towards Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Egypt, Algeria, Tanganyika, and South Africa, which were to a large extent successful in winning the sympathies of its peoples, while at the same time alienating more traditional American allies. Betting on the Africans adds an important chapter to the historiography of John F. Kennedy's Cold War strategy as well as the history of decolonization."--Jacket
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IEN/DLC
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Muehlenbeck, Philip E.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DT38.7
LC item number
.M84 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, John F
  • Kennedy, John F
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Africa
  • United States
  • Africa
  • Afrika
  • Algerien
  • Elfenbeinküste
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Liberia
  • Südafrika
  • Tanganjika
  • USA
  • Ägypten
  • USA
  • Afrika
  • Africa
  • United States
  • Nationalism
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Außenpolitik
  • Nationalismus
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Außenpolitik
  • Nationalismus
  • Ost-West-Konflikt
  • Autonomy and independence movements
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Economic assistance, American
  • Nationalism
Label
Betting on the Africans : John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders, Philip E. Muehlenbeck
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: JFK and the "Greatest revolution in human history" -- "More royalist than the queen": Eisenhower/Dulles policy toward Africa -- JFK's early support of African nationalism -- Kennedy, Sékou Touré, and the success of personal diplomacy -- Kennedy, Kwame Nkrumah, and the Volta River project decision -- Kennedy, Julius Nyerere, and self determination in southern Africa -- Kennedy, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ben Bella, and North African Arab nationalism -- Kennedy, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, William Tubman, and conservative African nationalism -- The Kennedy-De Gaulle rivalry in Africa -- The view from Pretoria -- Cold War civil rights and Kennedy's courting of African nationalists -- Contested skies: U.S.-U.S.S.R. competition for African civil aviation markets and the Cuban Missile Crisis -- Conclusion: the Kennedy legacy in Africa
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780199380718
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011017689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)720260219
  • (OCoLC)ocn720260219
Label
Betting on the Africans : John F. Kennedy's courting of African nationalist leaders, Philip E. Muehlenbeck
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
Introduction: JFK and the "Greatest revolution in human history" -- "More royalist than the queen": Eisenhower/Dulles policy toward Africa -- JFK's early support of African nationalism -- Kennedy, Sékou Touré, and the success of personal diplomacy -- Kennedy, Kwame Nkrumah, and the Volta River project decision -- Kennedy, Julius Nyerere, and self determination in southern Africa -- Kennedy, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Ben Bella, and North African Arab nationalism -- Kennedy, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, William Tubman, and conservative African nationalism -- The Kennedy-De Gaulle rivalry in Africa -- The view from Pretoria -- Cold War civil rights and Kennedy's courting of African nationalists -- Contested skies: U.S.-U.S.S.R. competition for African civil aviation markets and the Cuban Missile Crisis -- Conclusion: the Kennedy legacy in Africa
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxiii, 333 pages
Isbn
9780199380718
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011017689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)720260219
  • (OCoLC)ocn720260219

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