Innocent Abroad? Decolonisation and US Engagement with French West Africa, 1945–56

@article{Thomas2008InnocentAD,
  title={Innocent Abroad? Decolonisation and US Engagement with French West Africa, 1945–56},
  author={Martin Thomas},
  journal={The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History},
  year={2008},
  volume={36},
  pages={47 - 73}
}
  • Martin Thomas
  • Published 1 March 2008
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
This article investigates America's deepening involvement in the politics, finance and international trade of francophone West Africa in the decade after World War II. It does so by analysing two constituencies of opinion: the US consular service across French West Africa and the network of American business interests then developing throughout the region. These actors, although closest to the events described, have yet to receive much attention in analyses of US policymaking in Africa. The… 
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