Publication Date

July 24, 2007

Tomorrow, July 25th, University of Wisconsin professor emeritus Crawford Young will give a free public lecture at the Library of Congress on “The African Colonial State and the Encounter with Decolonization.” The lecture is sponsored by the Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center and the National History Center, and is part of the Center’s Second International Research Seminar on Decolonization (held from July 9-August 4). Young’s talk will take place at 4 p.m. in Room 119 of the Thomas Jefferson Building.

Young’s talk will cover the final phase of the African colonial state, its confrontation with African nationalism and the terms of power transfer. He believes that in its final phase after World War II the African colonial state was strengthened by rapidly increasing revenues, yet fatally weakened by the swiftly deepening challenge of African nationalism. For more information on tomorrow’s event, see the press release available from the Library of Congress.

This post first appeared on AHA Today.

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