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The United States and Decolonization

Power and Freedom

Editors: Ryan, D., Pungong, V. (Eds.)

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At the international level the twentieth century was characterized by the rise in national self-determination in the Third World and by the rise of US power. This book analyzes the dynamics of the changing relationships between the United States and states seeking decolonization, within the contexts of the US relationship with the European colonial powers, the Cold War, and the economic system. Its scope is broad in both space and time. This collection of articles brings together leading scholars as well as recently qualified authors on a subject that was confined in the Cold War paradigm, but ultimately needs to transcend it.

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DAVID RYAN lectures in International History and US foreign relations at De Montfort University, Leicester. He is the author of US-Sandinista Diplomatic Relations (1995) and a co-author of The History Atlas of North America, as well as numerous articles on US foreign relations.

VICTOR PUNGONG is Senior Political Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London. He has published work on the political and diplomatic aspects of decolonization, including 'The Theoretical Basis and Political Feasibility of the Trusteeship-Peacekeeping Connection' in The Cambridge Review of International Studies, VIII, no.2 (1994).

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • By Way of Introduction: the United States, Decolonization and the World System

    Ryan, David

    Pages 1-23

  • The American View of Decolonization, 1776–1920: an Ironic Legacy

    LaFeber, Walter

    Pages 24-40

  • The Road to Our America: the United States in Latin America and the Caribbean

    Johnston, Laurie

    Pages 41-62

  • ‘Adjusting to a New Period in World History’: Franklin Roosevelt and European Colonialism

    Orders, Paul

    Pages 63-84

  • The United States and the International Trusteeship System

    Pungong, Victor

    Pages 85-101

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The United States and Decolonization
Book Subtitle
Power and Freedom
Editors
  • D. Ryan
  • V. Pungong
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-333-97795-8
DOI
10.1057/9780333977958
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-73055-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 247
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