Africa and world war II

Judith A. Byfield, Carolyn A. Brown, Timothy Parsons, Ahmad Alawad Sikainga

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages540
ISBN (Electronic)9781107282018
ISBN (Print)9781107053205
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventAfrica and world war II -
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Second World War
Africa
Labor
Economics
Military
Missionaries
Traders
Sex Workers
Historiography
Resources
Peasants

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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Byfield, J. A., Brown, C. A., Parsons, T., & Sikainga, A. A. (2015). Africa and world war II. Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107282018
Byfield, Judith A. ; Brown, Carolyn A. ; Parsons, Timothy ; Sikainga, Ahmad Alawad. / Africa and world war II. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 540 p.
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Byfield JA, Brown CA, Parsons T, Sikainga AA. Africa and world war II. Cambridge University Press, 2015. 540 p. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107282018