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The Internationalization of Colonialism: Britain, France, and Black Africa 1939-1956

John Kent


This book offers a scholarly study of British and French policy in their West African colonies during World War II and its aftermath. It shows how the broader requirements of the Anglo-French relations in Europe and the wider world shaped the formulation and execution of the two colonial powers’ policy in Black Africa. It examines the guiding principles of the policy makers in Britain and France and the problems experienced by the colonial administrators themselves. This comparative study, grounded in both French and British archives, sheds light on the development of Anglo-French cooperation ... More

Keywords: West Africa, colonies, Anglo-French relations, Europe, colonial powers, Black Africa, policy makers, Anglo-French cooperation, Britain, France

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203025
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203025.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Kent, author
London School of Economics and Political Science