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The United States and West Africa : interactions and relations / edited by Alusine Jalloh and Toyin Falola.

Contributor(s): Jalloh, Alusine, 1963- | Falola, Toyin.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rochester studies in African history and the diaspora: Publisher: Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2008Description: xii, 477 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781580462778 (hardcover : alk. paper); 1580462774 (hardcover : alk. paper); 9781580463089 (pbk.); 1580463088 (pbk.).Subject(s): Africa, West -- Relations -- United States -- Congresses | United States -- Relations -- Africa, West -- Congresses | InteractionsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: United States and West Africa.DDC classification: 303.48/273066 LOC classification: DT509.63.U6 | U55 2008DT471 | .U55 2008
Contents:
West Africa and the United States in historical perspective / Adebayo Oyebade and Toyin Falola -- The U.S. consulate and the promotion of trade in Sierra Leone, 1850-80 / Ibrahim Kargbo -- Stranded families : free colored responses to Liberian colonization and the formation of Black families in nineteenth-century Richmond, Virginia / John Wess Grant -- The Garvey aftermath: the fall, rise, and fall / Ibrahim Sundiata -- Economic relations between Nigeria and the United States in the era of British colonial rule, ca. 1900-1950 / Ayodeji Olukoju -- The United States' economic and political activities in colonial West Africa / Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani -- Developing a "sense of community" : U.S. cultural diplomacy and the place of Africa during the early Cold War period, 1953-64 / Karen B. Bell -- African Americans in Ghana and their contributions to "nation building" since 1985 / Kwame Essien -- Perspectives on Ghanaians and African Americans / Harold R. Harris -- The chasm is wide : unspoken antagonisms between African Americans and West Africans / Fred L. Johnson III -- Double consciousness and the homecoming of African Americans : building cultural bridges in West Africa / Bayo Lawal -- Sierra Leoneans in America and homeland politics / Alusine Jalloh -- The United States and West Africa : the institutionalization of foreign relations in an age of ideological ferment / Peter A. Dumbuya -- U.S. foreign policy toward West Africa : democracy, economic development, and security / Andrew I.E. Ewoh -- U.S. economic assistance to West Africa / Abdul Karim Bangura -- The West African enterprise network : business globalists, interregional trade, and U.S. interventions / Anita Spring -- Poverty alleviation in Sierra Leone and the role of U.S. foreign aid : an institutional trap analysis / Stephen Kandeh -- Post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy toward Liberia and Sierra Leone / Osman Gbla -- The United States and security management in West Africa : a case for cooperative intervention / Olawale Ismail -- Radical Islam in the Sahel : implications for U.S. policy and regional stability / Stephen A. Harmon -- Undoing oil's curse? : an examination of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project / Ken Vincent -- U.S. foreign policy agenda, 2005-9 : why West Africa barely features / Christopher Ruane.
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Papers based on an international conference held Apr. 28-30, 2005, convened by the Africa Program, University of Texas at Arlington.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

West Africa and the United States in historical perspective / Adebayo Oyebade and Toyin Falola -- The U.S. consulate and the promotion of trade in Sierra Leone, 1850-80 / Ibrahim Kargbo -- Stranded families : free colored responses to Liberian colonization and the formation of Black families in nineteenth-century Richmond, Virginia / John Wess Grant -- The Garvey aftermath: the fall, rise, and fall / Ibrahim Sundiata -- Economic relations between Nigeria and the United States in the era of British colonial rule, ca. 1900-1950 / Ayodeji Olukoju -- The United States' economic and political activities in colonial West Africa / Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani -- Developing a "sense of community" : U.S. cultural diplomacy and the place of Africa during the early Cold War period, 1953-64 / Karen B. Bell -- African Americans in Ghana and their contributions to "nation building" since 1985 / Kwame Essien -- Perspectives on Ghanaians and African Americans / Harold R. Harris -- The chasm is wide : unspoken antagonisms between African Americans and West Africans / Fred L. Johnson III -- Double consciousness and the homecoming of African Americans : building cultural bridges in West Africa / Bayo Lawal -- Sierra Leoneans in America and homeland politics / Alusine Jalloh -- The United States and West Africa : the institutionalization of foreign relations in an age of ideological ferment / Peter A. Dumbuya -- U.S. foreign policy toward West Africa : democracy, economic development, and security / Andrew I.E. Ewoh -- U.S. economic assistance to West Africa / Abdul Karim Bangura -- The West African enterprise network : business globalists, interregional trade, and U.S. interventions / Anita Spring -- Poverty alleviation in Sierra Leone and the role of U.S. foreign aid : an institutional trap analysis / Stephen Kandeh -- Post-Cold War U.S. foreign policy toward Liberia and Sierra Leone / Osman Gbla -- The United States and security management in West Africa : a case for cooperative intervention / Olawale Ismail -- Radical Islam in the Sahel : implications for U.S. policy and regional stability / Stephen A. Harmon -- Undoing oil's curse? : an examination of the Chad-Cameroon pipeline project / Ken Vincent -- U.S. foreign policy agenda, 2005-9 : why West Africa barely features / Christopher Ruane.

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In this important edited collection drawn from papers presented at an international conference on the US and West Africa, Jalloh (Univ. of Texas at Arlington) and Falola (Univ. of Texas at Austin) have pulled together more than a score of essays addressing various aspects of the largely overlooked topic of US relations with West Africa. After a useful introduction laying out the book's structure, the editors divide the papers into five sections exploring various (overlapping) themes. These include trade and politics from the 19th century; two sections on "cultural connections" that fit largely under the umbrella of transnationalism, one involving Americans in Africa and the other Africans in the US; US political and economic issues in West Africa, which emphasizes foreign policy and diplomacy; and a section "looking forward" to the 21st century. As with any good collection, this one makes a strong contribution on its own merits, but also should serve to push forward the literature by inspiring future research. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above. D. C. Catsam University of Texas of the Permian Basin

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