9780521776004

Africa since 1940: The Past of the Present

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521776004

  • ISBN10:

    0521776007

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/21/2002
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

Frederick Cooper's latest book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa initiates a new textbook series: New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's current position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.

Table of Contents

List of plates
vi
List of figures
viii
List of maps
ix
List of tables
x
Preface xi
Introduction: from colonies to Third World
1(19)
Workers, peasants, and the crisis of colonialism
20(18)
Citizenship, self-government, and development: the possibilities of the post-war moment
38(28)
Ending empire and imagining the future
66(25)
Interlude: rhythms of change in the post-war world
85(6)
Development and disappointment: social and economic change in an unequal world, 1945--2000
91(42)
The late decolonizations: southern Africa 1975, 1979, 1994
133(23)
The recurrent crises of the gatekeeper state
156(35)
Africa at the century's turn: South Africa, Rwanda, and beyond
191(14)
Index 205

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