United States Government Discourse and Diplomacy in the Era of African Independence Movements: A Selective Annotated Bibliography of Federal Government Information.

by Floyd, Vanessa

Abstract (Summary)
This selective annotated bibliography compiles documents that the federal United States government has made available regarding campaigns for decolonization in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the exception of South Africa, from 1955 to 1965. The documents highlighted in this bibliography include communications of the Department of the State, declassified Central Intelligence Agency files, official correspondence and exchanges among U.S. representatives, National Security Council discussions, foreign policy decisions and recommendations.

The documents are presented chronologically under broad geographic scope. Because of the abundance of materials available covering a wide geographic area, this bibliography is not comprehensive but, rather, emphasizes sources that best represent American concerns about the region as a whole during this important geo-political moment.

Intended to aid the researcher of United States Foreign Policy in Africa’s era of independence, this bibliography also serves as a timeline of evolving U.S. policy and analysis of political discourse related to Africa.

Bibliographical Information:

Advisor:Michael Van Fossen

School:University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

School Location:USA - North Carolina

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:africa – history 20th century politics and government united states foreign policy


Date of Publication:11/19/2007

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