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From the Congo to Soweto: U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Africa Since 1960
From the Congo to Soweto: U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Africa Since 1960
By Henry F. Jackson
Morrow, 1982, 324 pp.

This provocative study touches all the bases, probing the important cases of U.S. involvement in Africa (the Congo, Angola, South Africa), laying out U.S. interests in Africa's minerals and strategic outposts, and depicting the concern of American blacks with Africa since the nineteenth century. Riding his theses rather hard, Jackson argues strongly against an ineluctable U.S. tendency to react in cold-war terms to African crises.