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Kennedy, Kwame Nkrumah, and the Volta River Project Decision

Philip E. Muehlenbeck

in Betting on the Africans

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780195396096
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932672 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396096.003.0004
Kennedy, Kwame Nkrumah, and the Volta River Project Decision

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Chapter four recounts Kennedy’s arduous attempt to court Ghana’s mercurial leader Kwame Nkrumah, with a focus on the role that deliberations over whether or not to fund Ghana’s Volta River Project played in this process. While Kennedy was less successful in courting Nkrumah than Touré, the repeated challenges he overcame exemplify his steadfast commitment to African nationalism.

Keywords: Kennedy; Nkrumah; Ghana; Volta River Project; Lumumba

Chapter.  10549 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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