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Humanitarian Intervention and International Society: Lessons from Africa

James Mayall

in Humanitarian Intervention and International Relations

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199267217
eISBN:
9780191601118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267219.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

After the end of the Cold War, many in the West viewed Africa as a testing ground for the solidarist argument that sovereignty was no longer an absolute principle and that the international community ... More


Daughters of the house: the adolescent girl and the nation

Elleke Boehmer

in Stories of Women: Gender and Narrative in the Postcolonial Nation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068782
eISBN:
9781781701898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068782.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines how three very different post-colonial women writers have written themselves into the national family script, or redrafted the daughter's relationship to the national father. ... More


“We took man, woman, and child”

Audra A. Diptee

in From Africa to Jamaica: The Making of an Atlantic Slave Society, 17751807

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034829
eISBN:
9780813038414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034829.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the experiences of captive men, women, and children during the process of enslavement in Africa. It outlines differences in the captive experience in the three key areas of ... More


A Man of the People and the Biafran writings

Jago Morrison

in Chinua Achebe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719084362
eISBN:
9781781707098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084362.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter examines A Man of the People in relation to the historical circumstances that produced it, a situation in which Nigeria's fledgling democracy was at an end and its public sphere overrun ... More


Britishness and the search for Africa

Graham Harrison

in The African presence: Representations of Africa in the construction of Britishness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719088858
eISBN:
9781781705773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088858.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter looks closely at the ways that Africa has been represented through campaigns. It begins by arguing that a perfect and real representation of Africa is an impossibility and that what ... More


Geopolitics and Humanitarianism

Daniel J. Sargent

in A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780195395471
eISBN:
9780199393633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395471.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

Preoccupied with Cold War geopolitics, the Nixon administration struggled to comprehend-and manage-Third World crises that produced spectacles of human suffering and generated demands for ... More


Biafra: Ireland, Nigeria and the politics of civil war

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The key to this chapter lies in the twin themes of challenge and response. The attempted secession of Eastern Nigeria (Biafra; 1968–70) and the civil war it precipitated marked the first challenge to ... More


Concern for Africa: The Biafran humanitarian crisis

Kevin O’Sullivan

in Ireland, Africa and the end of empire: Small state identity in the Cold War 1955 - 75

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719086021
eISBN:
9781781704905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086021.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the rise of two new, and related, forms of international relations that simultaneously bolstered and bypassed traditional channels of diplomacy: aid and humanitarianism. It ... More


Irving's Voyages in the Transatlantic Slave Trade

in Slave Captain: The Career of James Irving in the Liverpool Slave Trade

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310676
eISBN:
9781846314070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314070.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses the complexities of the slave trade gleaned from Irving's letters. The African destinations mentioned in Irving's letters included some of the most important trading locations ... More


Lower Guinea: The Bight of Biafra

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Atlantic slave trade from the Bight of Biafra rose rapidly during the eighteenth century and continued well into the nineteenth century, bringing a significant number of slaves to Cuba. This ... More


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