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Kennedy, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, William Tubman, and Conservative African Nationalism

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/9780195396096.003.0007
Kennedy, Felix Houphouët-Boigny, William Tubman, and Conservative African Nationalism

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Chapter seven turns its focus to Kennedy’s relationship with conservative African nationalists William Tubman of Liberia and Felix Houphouët-Boigny of the Ivory Coast. It reveals that Kennedy was much more interested in courting the radical or Cold War nonaligned African leaders than those who were conservative, staunchly pro-Western, and already committed to the Western camp. Kennedy wagered that the conservative leaders were relics of the past who would soon be replaced by more nationalistic elements.

Keywords: Kennedy; Houphouët-Boigny; Tubman; Liberia; Ivory Coast

Chapter.  4557 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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