The United States and Africa: A History

Portada
Cambridge University Press, 24 abr. 1987 - 450 páginas
Tracing the reciprocal relationship between Africa and North America from the seventeenth-century slave trade onwards, two leading authorities in the field provide a major revision to traditional colonial African history as well as to US history. Departing from prior accounts that tended to emphasise only the role of the colonial metropoles in developing Africa, the authors show how American pioneers - missionaries, traders, prospectors, miners, engineers, scientists, and others - have helped to shape Africa. They also point to the equally important impact made by Africa on the United States through trade and immigration, and through the influence of Africans on the arts and agriculture, among other facets of American life. In a study of exceptionally broad scope, the authors devote particular attention to the development of United States policy regarding Africa, the impact of private enterprise, the operation of governmental lobbies, the administration of foreign aid, and the involvement of Africa in the Cold War.

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The transatlantic slave trade An overview
6
The growth of the transatlantic slave economies
7
The middlemen
9
The legal slave trade in North America
15
Ending the slave trade
21
The US Navy and the antislavery campaign
32
The effects of the slave trade
41
The slave trade and Africa
42
The Congo and Liberia
191
Liberia after World War I
201
Americans in Africa 19191939
206
Private interest groups
210
Businesspeople entrepreneurs and experts
218
Preachers and teachers in Africa
226
The philanthropists
235
Separatist churches
237

The slave trade and the United States
46
Commerce Christianity and colonization societies up to 1865
51
American traders and whalers
58
Eastern and southern Africa
66
Zanzibar and Muscat
72
Salem and the African trade
77
Missionaries and colonization societies
80
The missionary movement
90
Explorers and frontiersmen
106
The United States and Africa 18651900
111
The vanishing flag
114
Liberia The lamb and the wolves
117
Bula Matari and the Congo
126
Neutrality and philanthropy
133
Traders explorers and soldiers of misfortune
140
The Blue and the Gray on the Nile
144
Journalistexplorers
147
Miners and adventurers Gold and diamonds
151
The adventurers
156
The Boer war
159
Agricultural impact
160
Capitalists and missionaries
162
The United States and Africa 19001939
175
Official America
185
The end of isolationism
187
South Africa 18991913
188
Official reactions
247
Black nationalism and the search for an African past
251
The birth of PanAfricanism
261
Booker T Washington Tuskegee and Africa
268
The United States in Africa 19391983
279
Africa between East and West
284
US policies in South Africa
293
The United States and Africa today and tomorrow
298
Economic activities The private sector
300
Investment and multinational enterprise
301
West Africa
304
Southern Africa
309
Economic Activities The public sector
314
Dissent on aid
319
American interests in Africa 19451983
325
Private bodies
334
Black responses to Africa
338
AntiSouth African lobbies
349
Americans in Africa and Africans in America
354
Missionaries
358
Africans in the United States
363
Appendixes
366
Notes
373
Selected bibliography
423
Index
431
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