The United States and Decolonization

Power and Freedom

  • David Ryan
  • Victor Pungong

About this book


At the international level the twentieth century was characterized by the rise in national self-determination in the Third World and by the rise of US power. This book analyzes the dynamics of the changing relationships between the United States and states seeking decolonization, within the contexts of the US relationship with the European colonial powers, the Cold War, and the economic system. Its scope is broad in both space and time. This collection of articles brings together leading scholars as well as recently qualified authors on a subject that was confined in the Cold War paradigm, but ultimately needs to transcend it.


Caribbean Cold War colonialism colonization decolonization European colonial powers history Latin America liberty Third World USA world history

Editors and affiliations

  • David Ryan
    • 1
  • Victor Pungong
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Historical and International StudiesDe Montfort UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.The Commonwealth SecretariatLondonUK

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