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The Resource Africa in the world : capitalism, empire, nation-state, Frederick Cooper

Africa in the world : capitalism, empire, nation-state, Frederick Cooper

Label
Africa in the world : capitalism, empire, nation-state
Title
Africa in the world
Title remainder
capitalism, empire, nation-state
Statement of responsibility
Frederick Cooper
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
At the Second World War's end, it was clear that business as usual in colonized Africa would not resume. W. E. B. Du Bois's The World and Africa, published in 1946, recognized the depth of the crisis that the war had brought to Europe, and hence to Europe's domination over much of the globe. Du Bois believed that Africa's past provided lessons for its future, for international statecraft, and for humanity's mastery of social relations and commerce. Frederick Cooper revisits a history in which Africans were both empire-builders and the objects of colonization, and participants in the events that gave rise to global capitalism. Of the many pathways out of empire that African leaders envisioned in the 1940s and 1950s, Cooper asks why they ultimately followed the one that led to the nation-state, a political form whose limitations and dangers were recognized by influential Africans at the time. Cooper takes account of the central fact of Africa's situation--extreme inequality between Africa and the western world, and extreme inequality within African societies--and considers the implications of this past trajectory for the future. Reflecting on the vast body of research on Africa since Du Bois's time, Cooper corrects outdated perceptions of a continent often relegated to the margins of world history and integrates its experience into the mainstream of global affairs. --Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cooper, Frederick
Dewey number
960.32
Index
index present
LC call number
DT29
LC item number
.C59 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • Africa
  • African diaspora
Label
Africa in the world : capitalism, empire, nation-state, Frederick Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The origins of this book lie in an invitation to deliver the McMillan-Stewart Lectures at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute of Harvard University. The three lectures that became the book's core chapters were presented in February 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
855977539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780674281394
Lccn
2013031634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855977539
Label
Africa in the world : capitalism, empire, nation-state, Frederick Cooper
Publication
Note
"The origins of this book lie in an invitation to deliver the McMillan-Stewart Lectures at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute of Harvard University. The three lectures that became the book's core chapters were presented in February 2012."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
855977539
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 130 pages
Isbn
9780674281394
Lccn
2013031634
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)855977539

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