This first comprehensive examination of U.S. relations with Namibia offers a critical analysis of the economic and historical determinants of current U.S. policy in southern Africa. Dr. Cooper first traces American ties to Namibia dating from the 1700s, documenting an extensive commercial interest in the area prior to German colonization. Subsequen
Table of Contents
Introduction -- Americans in Namibia: A Historical Overview, 1700–1920 -- United States Foreign Policy Toward Namibia, 1920–1980 -- United States Commercial Interests in Namibia -- The Powers Behind the Policies -- Conclusion -- Article 22 of the League of Nations -- Mandate for German Southwest Africa -- U.N. Decree for the Protection of the Natural Resources of Namibia (Enacted September 27, 1974)
Allan D. Cooper Is assistant professor of political science at St. Augustine's College in Raleigh, North Carolina. Previously, he worked with the Africa Bureau of the Department of State in Washington, D.C.