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Revisiting the Federalists in the Black Atlantic

Adom Getachew

in Worldmaking after Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179155
eISBN:
9780691184340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179155.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recovers the largely forgotten projects of regional federation in the West Indies and Africa that anticolonial nationalists pursued alongside their reinvention of self-determination. In ... More


Decolonization, Desegregation, and Black Power: Garveyism in Another Era

Michael O. West

in Global Garveyism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813056210
eISBN:
9780813058030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056210.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

As universal in its reach and aspirations as Garveyism, Black Power came to demand the completion and fulfilment of the visions and promises of decolonization and desegregation. It is hardly ... More


GHANA: African Independence, 1957–1958

James H. Meriwether

in Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826690
eISBN:
9781469606064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807860410_meriwether.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines African Americans' engagement with Ghana's independence movement in 1957. Ghana's independence, followed by the accelerating pace of other African countries' gaining ... More


From Principle to Right: The Anticolonial Reinvention of Self-Determination

Adom Getachew

in Worldmaking after Empire

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691179155
eISBN:
9780691184340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691179155.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter turns to the United Nations, where anticolonial nationalists staged their reinvention of self-determination, transforming a secondary principle included in the UN Charter into a human ... More


The hero's story: the male leader's autobiography and the syntax of postcolonial nationalism

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/9780719068782.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Narratives give form to and legitimate the process of post-colonial and national coming-into-being. In nationalist movements in India and Africa, leaders' tales operate as inaugural symbolic texts ... More


Challenges to Building Coercive Institutions

Erica De Bruin

in How to Prevent Coups d'État: Counterbalancing and Regime Survival

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751912
eISBN:
9781501751936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751912.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter compares Kwame Nkrumah's failed effort to counterbalance with efforts by leaders in similar political and economic circumstances: Saskia Stevens in Sierra Leone, Fidel Castro in Cuba, ... More


C.L.R. James, George Padmore, and the Myth of the Revolutionary Caribbean

Anthony P. Maingot

in Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061061
eISBN:
9780813051345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061061.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The widely held view that the Caribbean is an area characterized by continual, though repeatedly frustrated, revolutions owes much to the theorizing of two Trinidadians: the Trotskyite C.L.R. James ... More


Memory as Theatre: Using a Ghanaian Ritual to Recall Past Greatness and to Redress Recent Reverses

Richard Rathbone

in How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266120
eISBN:
9780191860010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.003.0012
Subject:
History, Cultural History

In 1995, the Asante people of central Ghana celebrated a sumptuous first-fruits festival, Odwira. Although the festival is held annually, this one was unusual in that it also marked the 25th year of ... More


Facing Multiple Realities

Stephen M. Ward

in In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780807835203
eISBN:
9781469617718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835203.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Correspondence’s reaction to three major events in 1956 and 1957: the Hungarian Revolution, the independence of Ghana, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. C.L.R. James pushed the ... More


Winds of Change and the Royal Family

Philip Murphy

in Monarchy and the End of Empire: The House of Windsor, the British Government, and the Postwar Commonwealth

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199214235
eISBN:
9780191746680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214235.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter begins with an examination of the role of the Palace during the Suez Crisis of 1956. It then considers the way in which royal tours and patronage were deployed as a means of helping to ... More


Moral Leadership of the World

Sarah Azaransky

in This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190262204
eISBN:
9780190262235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262204.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1950s, Cold War politics made anticolonial alliances between Africans, Asians, and black Americans suspect, as the demands of governing—as opposed to coordinating a freedom movement—redirected ... More


Nationalist Politicians Squander State Building Opportunities while Fleecing Cocoa Exporters in Ghana, 1945–1966

Ryan Saylor

in State Building in Boom Times: Commodities and Coalitions in Latin America and Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199364954
eISBN:
9780199364978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364954.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Ghana missed state building opportunities during its postwar cocoa boom. Cocoa producers in Ghana’s cocoa heartland, Asante, were progressively marginalized by the British during decolonization, in ... More


Ghana’s Chief Economic Adviser, 1957–58

Robert L. Tignor

in W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202617
eISBN:
9780691204246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202617.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on W. Arthur Lewis's appointment as Ghana's chief economic adviser. The excitement surrounding Ghana's independence in 1957 as tropical Africa's first decolonized territory ... More


The Gold Coast

Robert L. Tignor

in W. Arthur Lewis and the Birth of Development Economics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691202617
eISBN:
9780691204246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691202617.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter details how, at the end of 1952, shortly after returning from a tour of Asia where his intellectual breakthrough led to the article on unlimited supplies of labor, W. Arthur Lewis ... More


Colored and White Atoms

Jacob Darwin Hamblin

in The Wretched Atom: America's Global Gamble with Peaceful Nuclear Technology

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780197526903
eISBN:
9780197526934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526903.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

As with its overall foreign policy, the United States framed its atomic energy offerings as part of the global struggle between the “free world” and the communists, a division that masked the firm US ... More


Trade and Exchange Rate Policies since Independence and Prospects for the Future

A. D. Amarquaye Laryea and Bernardin Senadza

in The Economy of Ghana Sixty Years after Independence

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198753438
eISBN:
9780191815065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753438.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Ghana’s political independence was followed by policies that aimed at rapid economic development. Kwame Nkrumah’s belief was that the capitalist mode of development was not appropriate and that ... More


The Jim Crow Paradox

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter argues that the decline of forces represented by Paul Robeson meant that forces symbolized by Claude Barnett, who were surely interested in Pan-Africanism but also were ... More


Our Friends Today: Algeria Joins the Third World

Jeffrey James Byrne

in Mecca of Revolution: Algeria, Decolonization, and the Third World Order

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199899142
eISBN:
9780190498979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899142.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This chapter shows how the FLN became an active force in Third World politics in the second half of the Algerian War. Escaping the confines of the Maghrib, it blurred the lines between transnational ... More


Opposing Injustice, First of All in Ourselves

Sarah Azaransky

in This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190262204
eISBN:
9780190262235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262204.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Bayard Rustin was one of the most important midcentury American religious thinkers. The chapter traces his travel through the Gold Coast (now Ghana) and Nigeria and alliances he developed between ... More


The Demise of the Anglo-Nigerian Special Relationship

Marco Wyss

in Postcolonial Security: Britain, France, and West Africa's Cold War

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198843023
eISBN:
9780191878923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843023.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Although the defence agreement with Britain had been passed by the Nigerian parliament in late 1960, the Nigerian opposition intensified its campaign against it by portraying it as a neocolonial ... More


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