Sovereignty and Struggle: Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994 by Jonathan T. ReynoldsSovereignty and Struggle: Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994 by Jonathan T. Reynolds

Sovereignty and Struggle: Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994

byJonathan T. Reynolds

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Sovereignty and Struggle: Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994 provides students with a deeper insight into African history during the period of decolonization and the Cold War. Examining Africa and Africans in the context of the global themes of liberation, economicdevelopment, and popular culture, author Jonathan T. Reynolds illustrates how Africans sought to defined their own lives on a global stage.The first three chapters of Sovereignty and Struggle offer a thematic approach, covering the politics of early liberation struggles, economics, and global Cold War complexities. They provide students with insight into the motivations and aspirations of Africans from around the continent during theCold War period. The last two chapters focus on pop culture - music, nation building, and identity - and specifically on popular representations of mobility, modernity, and sovereignty in Ghana during the 1950s and 1960s.
Jonathan T. Reynolds is Professor of History at Northern Kentucky University. He is the coauthor, with Erik T. Gilbert, of Africa in World History: From Prehistory to the Present (2011), Trading Tastes: Culture and Commodity to 1750 (2005), and the forthcoming World History survey text World in Motion: A Dynamic History of Humankind.
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Title:Sovereignty and Struggle: Africa and Africans in the Era of the Cold War, 1945-1994Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199915121

ISBN - 13:9780199915125

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Table of Contents

Maps and FiguresAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorSeries IntroductionIntroduction1. A World Set Free? African Decolonization In The Era of Liberation2. Development and Debt3. A Tropical Cold War4. Cultural Epicureanism: Music, Morality, and the African Nation5. The Decolonization of Distance: Ghana Enters the Jet AgeIndex

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"Jonathan Reynolds has created another fine work relating to Africa and its peoples. He does an outstanding job exploring the relationship between Africa and the Cold War, and brings Pan-Africanism, women, and music effectively into the conversation." --Kenneth Wilburn, East Carolina University