Film, Video The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization
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- The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization
- Crawford Young, a distinguished scholar on Africa and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin, discussed "The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization" in a program sponsored by the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center and the National History Center, and was presented in conjunction with the National History Center's Second International Research Seminar on Decolonization, held in Washington D.C., from July 9 through Aug. 4. Young's talk covered the final phase of the African colonial state, its confrontation with African nationalism and the terms of power transfer. He believes that in its final phase after World War II the African colonial state was strengthened by rapidly increasing revenues, yet fatally weakened by the swiftly deepening challenge of African nationalism. For the first time, major public investments were made in social infrastructure, and the scale and scope of state action expanded dramatically. Yet the growing success of nationalist movements in mobilizing anti-colonial protest compelled the colonizer to accede to a power transfer timetable far more compressed than anticipated.
- Library of Congress
- John W. Kluge Center (Library of Congress), sponsoring body
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- Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2007-07-25.
- - African American History
- - Government, Law
- - Biography, History
- - Government, World Affairs
- - Classification: General Works.
- - Classification: History (General) and History of Europe.
- - Crawford Young.
- - Recorded on 2007-07-25.
- - Researchers.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-25, 2007. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687896/.
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Library Of Congress & John W. Kluge Center, S. B. (2007) The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-25. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021687896/.
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Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body John W. Kluge Center. The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -07-25, 2007. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021687896/>.