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Published: 01 March 2012

360 Pages | 14 halftones


ISBN: 9780195396096

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Betting on the Africans

John F. Kennedy's Courting of African Nationalist Leaders

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

  • This is the first book which studies Kennedy's strategy for U.S.-African relations.
  • Utilizes archival materials from the continent (especially South Africa and Liberia).
  • Africa's important role in the Cuban Missile Crisis and Cold War superpower politics is detailed for the first time.
  • Only scholarly examination of U.S. relations with Tanganyika, Ivory Coast, and Liberia during this time period.