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Africa and World War II

Byfield, Judith

Published by Cambridge University Press
ISBN 10: 1107630223 / ISBN 13: 9781107630222
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Title: Africa and World War II

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Binding: Soft cover

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This volume considers the military, economic, and political significance of Africa during World War II. Editor(s): Byfield, Judith A.; Brown, Carolyn A.; Parsons, Timothy; Sikainga, Ahmad Alawad. Num Pages: 564 pages, 29 b/w illus. 1 map. BIC Classification: 1H; 3JJH; HBJH; HBLW; HBWQ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 231 x 153 x 35. Weight in Grams: 800. . 2015. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107630222

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Synopsis: This volume considers the military, economic, and political significance of Africa during World War II. The essays feature new research and innovative approaches to the historiography of Africa and bring to the fore issues of race, gender, and labor during the war, topics that have not yet received much critical attention. It explores the experiences of male and female combatants, peasant producers, women traders, missionaries, and sex workers. The first section offers three introductory essays that give a continent-wide overview of how Africa sustained the Allied effort through labor and resources. The six sections that follow offer individual case studies from different parts of the continent. Contributors offer a macro and micro view of the multiple levels on which Africa's contributions shaped the war as well as the ways in which the war affected individuals and communities and transformed Africa's political, economic, and social landscape.

Book Description: This volume offers a fresh perspective on Africa's central role in the Allied victory in World War II. Its detailed case studies, from all parts of Africa, enable us to understand how African communities sustained the Allied war effort and how they were transformed in the process. Together, the chapters provide a continent-wide perspective.

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