Faculty Book: Martin Atangana
The End of French Rule in Cameroon
(University Press of America, 2010)
A study of the decolonization movement in Cameroon, this book analyzes the reforms introduced by France in Cameroon after World War II, the circumstances surrounding the unsuccessful attempt of the Union of the Peoples of Cameroon to seize independence by force, and the subsequent eradication of this party by an alliance of Franco-Cameroonian forces. The book shows the lengths to which the French were prepared to go in order to leave Cameroon in the hands of a government that would be sympathetic to their interests. Based upon documents found in Cameroon, France, and the United States, the research will expand the existing limited literature in English on the historiography of Cameroon and will also be useful for instructors teaching courses related to modern and contemporary Africa in general and decolonization in (French) black Africa in particular. Martin Atangana (Assoc. Prof., York) is on the doctoral faculty in history.
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Submitted on: NOV 16, 2010