Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea 1946 1958

The significance of this highly original book, based on previously unexamined archival records and oral interviews with grassroots activists, extends far beyond its primary subject.

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Author: Elizabeth Schmidt

Publisher: Ohio University Press

ISBN: 9780821417638

Category: History

Page: 310

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Winner of the African Politics Conference Group’s Best Book Award In September 1958, Guinea claimed its independence, rejecting a constitution that would have relegated it to junior partnership in the French Community. In all the French empire, Guinea was the only territory to vote “No.” Orchestrating the “No” vote was the Guinean branch of the Rassemblement Démocratique Africain (RDA), an alliance of political parties with affiliates in French West and Equatorial Africa and the United Nations trusts of Togo and Cameroon. Although Guinea’s stance vis-à-vis the 1958 constitution has been recognized as unique, until now the historical roots of this phenomenon have not been adequately explained. Clearly written and free of jargon, Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea argues that Guinea’s vote for independence was the culmination of a decade-long struggle between local militants and political leaders for control of the political agenda. Since 1950, when RDA representatives in the French parliament severed their ties to the French Communist Party, conservative elements had dominated the RDA. In Guinea, local cadres had opposed the break. Victimized by the administration and sidelined by their own leaders, they quietly rebuilt the party from the base. Leftist militants, their voices muted throughout most of the decade, gained preeminence in 1958, when trade unionists, students, the party’s women’s and youth wings, and other grassroots actors pushed the Guinean RDA to endorse a “No” vote. Thus, Guinea’s rejection of the proposed constitution in favor of immediate independence was not an isolated aberration. Rather, it was the outcome of years of political mobilization by activists who, despite Cold War repression, ultimately pushed the Guinean RDA to the left. The significance of this highly original book, based on previously unexamined archival records and oral interviews with grassroots activists, extends far beyond its primary subject. In illuminating the Guinean case, Elizabeth Schmidt helps us understand the dynamics of decolonization and its legacy for postindependence nation-building in many parts of the developing world. Examining Guinean history from the bottom up, Schmidt considers local politics within the larger context of the Cold War, making her book suitable for courses in African history and politics, diplomatic history, and Cold War history.

American Empire

See Elizabeth Schmidt, Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 19461958 (
Athens, 2007), ch. 1; Irwin Wall, “France in the Cold War,” Journal of European
Studies, 38 (2008), pp. 121–39. The Netherlands resumed control of Indonesia
but ...

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Author: A. G. Hopkins

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691177052

Category: History

Page: 1008

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A new history of the United States that turns American exceptionalism on its head American Empire is a panoramic work of scholarship that presents a bold new global perspective on the history of the United States. Drawing on his expertise in economic history and the imperial histories of Britain and Europe, A. G. Hopkins takes readers from the colonial era to today to show how, far from diverging, the United States and Western Europe followed similar trajectories throughout this long period, and how America’s dependency on Britain and Europe extended much later into the nineteenth century than previously understood. In a sweeping narrative spanning three centuries, Hopkins describes how the revolt of the mainland colonies was the product of a crisis that afflicted the imperial states of Europe generally, and how the history of the American republic between 1783 and 1865 was a response not to the termination of British influence but to its continued expansion. He traces how the creation of a U.S. industrial nation-state after the Civil War paralleled developments in Western Europe, fostered similar destabilizing influences, and found an outlet in imperialism through the acquisition of an insular empire in the Caribbean and Pacific. The period of colonial rule that followed reflected the history of the European empires in its ideological justifications, economic relations, and administrative principles. After 1945, a profound shift in the character of globalization brought the age of the great territorial empires to an end. American Empire goes beyond the myth of American exceptionalism to place the United States within the wider context of the global historical forces that shaped the Western empires and the world.

Citizenship between Empire and Nation

Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 19461958. Portsmouth, N.H.:
Heinemann, 2007. ————–. Mobilizing the Masses: Gender, Ethnicity, and
Class in the Nationalist Movement in Guinea, 1939–1958. Portsmouth, N.H.:
Heinemann ...

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Author: Frederick Cooper

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691171456

Category: History

Page: 512

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As the French public debates its present diversity and its colonial past, few remember that between 1946 and 1960 the inhabitants of French colonies possessed the rights of French citizens. Moreover, they did not have to conform to the French civil code that regulated marriage and inheritance. One could, in principle, be a citizen and different too. Citizenship between Empire and Nation examines momentous changes in notions of citizenship, sovereignty, nation, state, and empire in a time of acute uncertainty about the future of a world that had earlier been divided into colonial empires. Frederick Cooper explains how African political leaders at the end of World War II strove to abolish the entrenched distinction between colonial "subject" and "citizen." They then used their new status to claim social, economic, and political equality with other French citizens, in the face of resistance from defenders of a colonial order. Africans balanced their quest for equality with a desire to express an African political personality. They hoped to combine a degree of autonomy with participation in a larger, Franco-African ensemble. French leaders, trying to hold on to a large French polity, debated how much autonomy and how much equality they could concede. Both sides looked to versions of federalism as alternatives to empire and the nation-state. The French government had to confront the high costs of an empire of citizens, while Africans could not agree with French leaders or among themselves on how to balance their contradictory imperatives. Cooper shows how both France and its former colonies backed into more "national" conceptions of the state than either had sought.

African Catholic

Elizabeth Schmidt, Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea, 19461958 (Athens,
OH: Ohio University Press, 2007), 171–172, 178, 182. 3. Délégation apostolique
de Dakar, Statistiques annuelles des missions catholiques en Afrique française, ...

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Author: Elizabeth A. Foster

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780674987661

Category: History

Page: 384

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Elizabeth Foster examines how French imperialists and the Africans they ruled imagined the religious future of sub-Saharan Africa in the years just before and after decolonization. The story encompasses the transition to independence, Catholic contributions to black intellectual currents, and efforts to create an authentically "African" church.

Foreign Intervention in Africa

This book chronicles foreign political and military interventions in Africa from 1956 to 2010, helping readers understand the historical roots of Africa's problems.

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Author: Elizabeth Schmidt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521882385

Category: History

Page: 267

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This book chronicles foreign political and military interventions in Africa from 1956 to 2010, helping readers understand the historical roots of Africa's problems.

Passport

Roper , Jon and Saki Dockrill , eds . Over Thirty Years : The United States and the
Legacy of the Vietnam War , Palgrave Macmillan , $ 69 . 95 . Schmidt , Elizabeth .
Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea , 1946 - 1958 , Ohio University Press ...

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Restoring Human Dignity and Building Self reliance

... Department of Historical Studies , UCT , 2007 . Saunders , Christopher . The
Making of the South African Past . Cape Town and Johannesburg : David Philip ,
1988 . Schmidt , Elizabeth . Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea , 1946-1958
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Author: Leslie Anne Hadfield

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293030637692

Category: Anti-apartheid movements

Page: 614

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea , 1946-1958 . Athens , Ohio : Ohio
University Press , 2007 Touré , Ahmed Sékou . L'Afrique et la Révolution . Paris :
Présence Africaine , 1967 . Leland Conley Barrows from the Négritude
movement ...

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Author: Abiola Irele

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195334736

Category: History

Page: 988

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From St. Augustine and early Ethiopian philosophers to the anti-colonialist movements of Pan-Africanism and Negritude, this encyclopedia offers a comprehensive view of African thought, covering the intellectual tradition both on the continent in its entirety and throughout the African Diaspora in the Americas and in Europe. The term "African thought" has been interpreted in the broadest sense to embrace all those forms of discourse - philosophy, political thought, religion, literature, important social movements - that contribute to the formulation of a distinctive vision of the world determined by or derived from the African experience. The Encyclopedia is a large-scale work of 350 entries covering major topics involved in the development of African Thought including historical figures and important social movements, producing a collection that is an essential resource for teaching, an invaluable companion to independent research, and a solid guide for further study.

The End of Empire in French West Africa

At independence, the winners assumed the reins of political power, while the losers were often repressed, imprisoned or silenced.This important book challenges the traditional dichotomy between 'imperial' and 'colonial' history and will be ...

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Author: Tony Chafer

Publisher: Berg Publishers

ISBN: 1859735576

Category: History

Page: 264

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In an effort to restore its world-power status after the humiliation of defeat and occupation, France was eager to maintain its overseas empire at the end of the Second World War. Yet just fifteen years later France had decolonized, and by 1960 only a few small island territories remained under French control.The process of decolonization in Indochina and Algeria has been widely studied, but much less has been written about decolonization in France's largest colony, French West Africa. Here, the French approach was regarded as exemplary -- that is, a smooth transition successfully managed by well intentioned French politicians and enlightened African leaders. Overturning this received wisdom, Chafer argues that the rapid unfurling of events after the Second World War was a complex , piecemeal and unpredictable process, resulting in a 'successful decolonization' that was achieved largely by accident. At independence, the winners assumed the reins of political power, while the losers were often repressed, imprisoned or silenced.This important book challenges the traditional dichotomy between 'imperial' and 'colonial' history and will be of interest to students of imperial and French history, politics and international relations, development and post-colonial studies.

Choice

S . A . Harmon , Pittsburg State University 1946 - 1958 . ... ( Loyal College ,
Maryland ) has written a compelling narrative of the history of nation building in
Guinea , emphasizing the impact of French and Cold War politics during
decolonization .

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ASA News

Research conducted in Guinea , Senegal , and France , with the support of
Fulbright and the American Council of ... and Class in the Nationalist Movement
in Guinea , 1939 - 1958 ( Heinemann , 2005 ) and Cold War and Decolonization
in Elizabeth Schmidt continued . . . Guinea , 1946 -. ASA News – April / July 2006
13.

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Publisher: African Studies Association

ISBN: IND:30000107422895

Category: Africa

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Kenya

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James. The Art of Not Being Governed: An anarchist history of upland Southeast
Asia, New Haven, CT, 2009 Shachtman, Tom. Airlift to America: How Barack ...

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Author: Daniel Branch

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300180640

Category: History

Page: 352

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On December 12, 1963, people across Kenya joyfully celebrated independence from British colonial rule, anticipating a bright future of prosperity and social justice. As the nation approaches the fiftieth anniversary of its independence, however, the people's dream remains elusive. During its first five decades Kenya has experienced assassinations, riots, coup attempts, ethnic violence, and political corruption. The ranks of the disaffected, the unemployed, and the poor have multiplied. In this authoritative and insightful account of Kenya's history from 1963 to the present day, Daniel Branch sheds new light on the nation's struggles and the complicated causes behind them.Branch describes how Kenya constructed itself as a state and how ethnicity has proved a powerful force in national politics from the start, as have disorder and violence. He explores such divisive political issues as the needs of the landless poor, international relations with Britain and with the Cold War superpowers, and the direction of economic development. Tracing an escalation of government corruption over time, the author brings his discussion to the present, paying particular attention to the rigged election of 2007, the subsequent compromise government, and Kenya's prospects as a still-evolving independent state.

Mobilizing the Masses

Also see Elizabeth Schmidt , “ Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea , 1946
1958 , ” unpublished book manuscript . 82 . ANS , 176573 , Guinée Française ,
Services de Police , “ Renseignements A / S Activités R . D . A . , ” 1 June 1949 ...

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Author: Elizabeth Schmidt

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: UOM:49015003116754

Category: History

Page: 293

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Based on previously unexamined archival records and oral interviews with rank-and-file RDA members, this book reinterprets nationalist history by approaching it from the bottom up.

Nonprofit Law

"This is a coursebook for law students about the legal issues that arise at every stage of a 501(c)(3) corporation"--

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Author: Elizabeth Schmidt

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781543817195

Category:

Page: 780

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"This is a coursebook for law students about the legal issues that arise at every stage of a 501(c)(3) corporation"--

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Publisher: de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110230240

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Reviews are an important aspect of scholarly discussion because they help filter out which works are relevant in the yearly flood of publications and are thus influential in determining how a work is received. The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, it is a unique source of bibliographical information. The database contains entries on over 1.2 million book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,820, mainly European scholarly journals. Reviews of more than 560,000 scholarly works are listed. The database increases every year by 60,000 entries. Every entry contains the following information: On the work reviewed: author, title On the review: reviewer, periodical (year, edition, page, ISSN), language, subject area (in German, English, Italian) Publisher, address of journal

Julius Nyerere and the Establishment of Sovereignty in Tanganyika

decolonization . “ 3 The tension between these two modes of thought , historically
and conceptually , is palpable in both ... 6 Elizabeth Schmidt , Cold War and
Decolonization in Guinea , 1946 - 1958 ( Athens , OH : Ohio University Press ,
2007 ) ...

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Author: Paul K. Bjerk

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89103206116

Category:

Page: 514

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Traditions Encounters

... JORDAN ( 1946 ) EGYPT KUWAIT ( 1954 ) ( 1961 ) BAHRAIN ( 1971 ) LIBYA (
1951 ) PAKISTAN 5 ( 1947 ) TOGO SIN CAMEROON ( 1962 ) ... GAMBIA (
196BURKINA FASO ( 1960 ) SUDAN ( 1967 ) GUINEA FASSO ( 1960 ) ( 1956 )
DJIBOUTI ( 1977 ) NIGERIA ( 1958 ) ... The presence of white settlers in certain
African colonies also complicated the process of decolonization . The politics of
the cold war allowed imperial powers to justify oppressive actions in the name of
rooting out a ...

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Author: Jerry H. Bentley

Publisher:

ISBN: 007249140X

Category: Intercultural communication

Page: 1197

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Industrial Labor in the Colonial World

This is the first major study of a pivotal episode in West African history, the great railroad strike of 1947-48, examined from the perspective of Africans who worked and lived along the Dakar-Niger railroad.

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Author: James A. Jones

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111981713

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 154

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This is the first major study of a pivotal episode in West African history, the great railroad strike of 1947-48, examined from the perspective of Africans who worked and lived along the Dakar-Niger railroad. As the first inter-territorial movement to oppose colonial rule, the railroad workers inspired pan-Africanists everywhere and prepared the way for the decolonization of French West Africa. African railroad workers operated the railroad - the major economic artery of Senegal and especially the Soudan"so they acted as intermediaries between Africans and French in colonial society. During the strike, they successfully challenged European privileges by employing a combination of French legal tactics and the railroad itself, which offered the means of transportation and communication. The workers received widespread support from other Africans, thanks to the common perception that colonial labor practices were abusive. The strikers were generally successful and their settlement became a precursor to the 1952 Overseas Labor Code that regulated working conditions in all French colonies. As the strike unfolded, however, it exposed antagonism between African politicians and labor that reappeared, often violently, at independence. Although independence came peacefully to the region served by the Dakar-Niger, the politicians completely outflanked the railroad workers and left them largely irrelevant except as a symbol of anticolonial resistance. Readers of the Sembene novel God's Bits of Wood will find their perspective of this great African novel enriched by this historical study. Those interested in railroad and labor history will find this study a rewarding experience as well.

A People and a Nation

ICELAND 1944 DARUSSALAM NEW GUINEA 1968 CEBANON 1993 KOREA
MOROCCO 1956 MALTA 1964 SYRIA 1946 1948 ... 1994 GUINEA - BISSAU
1974 1960 SRI LANKA AFRICAN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1962 GUINEA 1958
NAURU ... Nations Since 1943 Accelerated by the Second World War ,
decolonization liberated many peoples from imperial rule . New nations emerged
in the postwar international system dominated by the Cold War rivalry of the
United States and ...

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Author: Mary Beth Norton

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 061860801X

Category: History

Page: 530

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Developed to meet the demand for a low-cost, high-quality history book, this text is an economically priced version of A People and a Nation, 7/e ((c)2005). The Dolphin Edition offers readers the complete text while limiting the number of photos and maps. All volumes feature a paperback, two-color format that appeals to those seeking a comprehensive, trade-sized history text.Like its hardcover counterpart, the Dolphin Edition preserves the text's basic approach to American history as the story of all Americans. The text is known for its emphasis on social history, well-respected author team, attention to race and racial identity, and balanced and engaging narrative. Significant revisions to the Seventh Edition of A People and a Nation are reflected in the Dolphin Edition.