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Author McNamara, Francis Terry, 1927-

Title France in Black Africa / Francis Terry McNamara.

Imprint Washington, DC : National Defense University, 1989.


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 Axe Federal Documents Online  D 5.402:F 84    ---  Available
Description xx, 289 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
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Note No longer available for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O.
Form Mode of access via the NDU web site.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-274) and index.
Contents One: France Acquires and Administers an Empire --- Two: The Road to Independence--- Three: Cooperation Replaces Colonialism --- Four: The Sword --- Five: One Man's Family --- Six: Was It All Worth It?
Summary When, in 1960, France granted independence to its colonies in West and Central Africa-an empire covering an area the size of the contiguous United States-the French still intended to retain influence in Africa. Through a system of accords with these newly independent African nations, based upon ties naturally formed over the colonial years, France has succeeded for three decades in preserving its position in African affairs. The course of Franco-African relations in the near future, though, is less than certain. In this book, Ambassador Francis Terry McNamara outlines France's acquisition and administration of its Black African empire and traces the former colonies' paths to independence. Drawing upon that background, the ambassador examines the structure of post-independence Franco-African relations and recent strains on those relations, especially African economic crises and the French tendency to focus on Europe. Because of those strains, he suggests, France alone may be unable to support its former dependencies much longer. He believes that long-term solutions to African problems will have to involve international organizations like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund as well as other nations such as the United States and France's European partners. -- From Foreword.
Subject Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Relations -- France.
France -- Relations -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
France -- Colonies -- Africa.
Africa, French-speaking West -- History.
Africa, French-speaking Equatorial -- History.
Francia -- Relaciones (Generales) con Africa, Sur del Sahara.
Francia -- Colonias -- Africa.
Africa Occidental Francesa -- Historia.
Africa Ecuatorial Francesa -- Historia.
Afrique occidentale francophone -- Histoire.
Afrique équatoriale francophone -- Histoire.
Afrique noire -- Relations -- France.
France -- Relations -- Afrique noire.
France -- Colonies -- Afrique.
Subsaharisches Afrika
French colonies. (OCoLC)fst01930852
International relations. (OCoLC)fst00977053
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Africa, French-speaking Equatorial. (OCoLC)fst01692604
Africa, French-speaking Western. (OCoLC)fst01692605
Africa, Sub-Saharan. (OCoLC)fst01239520
France. (OCoLC)fst01204289
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Electronic books.
Added Author National Defense University.
Other Form: Online version: McNamara, Francis Terry, 1927- France in Black Africa. Washington, DC : National Defense University, 1989 (OCoLC)645225272
Standard No. AU@ 000006638147
DEBBG BV009001026
GEBAY 1540133
NLGGC 054948428
Gpo Item No. 0378-H-01
0378-H-01 (online)
Sudoc No. D 5.402:F 84

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