Africa during the Cold War

Are you interested in the history of Africa during the Cold War?  Larry Grubbs, a lecturer in GSU’s History Department, has just published a book on this topic entitled Secular missionaries : Americans and Africansecular development in the 1960s.  In this book, Grubbs describes American attempts to modernize Africa during its first decade of independence, placing these events within the context of the Cold War.  Grubbs specializes in American culture and international history.

This book is the latest in the series Culture, Politics, and the Cold War published by the University of Massachusetts Press.  This series examines the Cold War as a distinct historical epoch, and places special emphasis on the interactions between culture and politics.  Many other titles in this series are available in our library.

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2 Responses to Africa during the Cold War

  1. I am an avid reader, and this looks pretty interesting. Actually this is the first time I have heard anything about Africa being any part indirectly or otherwise in the cold war. Should be a good read. Thank you for the review.

  2. My guess is this book will be about indoctrination by the United States on African countries to prevent the Soviets from having any influence in Africa.

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