Africa's Challenge to America. With a Foreword by Thomas K. Finletter, Former Secretary of the United States Air Force.

By: Bowles, Chester.

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Octavo, orange cloth (hardcover), xi, 134 pp. Near Fine, with darkened pages; in a Very Good, mylar protected dust jacket with sunned spine and light edgewear. From dust jacket: In the last few years there has been a flood of books on Africa, testifying to America's fast growing interest in this rich and explosive continent. Yet this is the first volume to deal primarily with America's relations to Africa and the dilemmas and opportunities with which American policy is confronted in Africa. Chester Bowles, former United States ambassador to India and former governor of Connecticut, is respected both in America and abroad for the unusual clarity and imagination of his writings on difficult international problems. In this succinct and readable volume he has applied his broad, highly practical experience to this relatively untouched and critical subject. Africa today, Bowles warns, is an economic, political, and ideological challenge all rolled into one. But if the Atlantic nations do not move to provide reasonable conditions for African independence, extremist leaders will take over, Communism will be granted an opportunity for new victories -- and ultimately we may face a military challenge as well. Bowles analyzes the vastly different. conditions which prevail in the various parts of Africa, drawing on his firsthand observations of such diverse areas as Kenya, scene of the Mau-Mau uprisings, the Gold Coast, on the verge of independence, Ethiopia, the Congo, Uganda, and the Central African Federation. Should we abandon our traditional opposition to colonialism in order to avoid offending our European allies? Is the white man's pride of race, as Gandhi once remarked, incurable? Can free, viable nations gradually emerge without violence and bloodshed? To these and other formidable questions Bowles offers thoughtful, detailed proposals, which add up to a positive, imaginative policy for Africa -- securely rooted in our traditional anti-colonialism and with a keen regard for the long range strategic interests of ourselves and our allies....

Title: Africa's Challenge to America. With a Foreword by Thomas K. Finletter, Former Secretary of the United States Air Force.

Author Name: Bowles, Chester.

Location Published: Berkeley: University of California Press, 1956.

Categories: African History

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