Africa: The Politics of Independence and Unity

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U of Nebraska Press, 1961 - History - 280 pages
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Africa: The Politics of Independence and Unity combines into one edition for the first time Africa: The Politics of Independence and Africa: The Politics of Unity. With a new introduction by the author, this edition provides some of the earliest and most valuable analysis of African politics during the period when the colonial system began to disintegrate. The influential Africa: The Politics of Independence was written as Africa was just realizing independence and still reveling in the optimism it brought. Immanuel Wallerstein was one of the few scholars who had traveled throughout Africa during the collapse of colonial rule. As a result, his interpretive essay captures the dynamism of that period of transformation and adroitly analyzes Africa?s modern political developments during the nascent process of decolonization. Africa: The Politics of Unity, published six years later, examines the African unity movement that arose between 1957 and 1965 and its revolutionary core. It is often considered the first thorough analysis of the postindependence history of Africa.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Africa Before the Europeans Came
11
The Social Change
29
The Reaction
45
INDEPENDENCE AND AFTER
81
Regional Federations
103
Maps 9 83
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CONTENTS
3
The Birth of the OAU 66
66
f BL I
83
Regional Unity and African Unify 111
111
The Political Implications of Economic Analysis 129
129
The Liberation of Southern Africa 152
152
UNITY AND MODERNIZATION
219
African Unity in the World Context
237
A Glossary of Initiab
255

Movement versus Alliance 18
18
The Downward Sweep
25
Resolution on NeoColonialism
268
Copyright

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Immanuel Wallerstein is a senior research scholar at Yale University and former president of the African Studies Association. He is the author of more than forty books, including The Decline of American Power: The U.S. in a Chaotic World and World-Systems Analysis: An Introduction.

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