Africa South of the Sahara: The Challenge to Western Security (Hoover Institution Press Publication)

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Gann and Duignan examine the problems that beset this continent and show how African issues will impinge on the United States during the 1980s. In a historical introduction, the writers explain the roots of many contemporary problems. Demonstrating the ills of Africa admit of no easy solution, they call on American politicians to think not in terms of a single "African" policy but of regional development. Attempting to set Africa into the wider framework of world politics, the authors hold that Soviet influence in Africa has been growing, continues to grow, and must be diminished. They assert that a global balance of power will benefit both the peoples of Africa and the world at large.

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Lewis H. Gann was a deputy curator of the Africa collection at the Hoover Institution and later curated the West European Collection. He was very interested in the intersecting histories of Africa and Europe as well as German history, colonialism in Africa, military affairs, guerrilla warfare, race relations, the history of Hispanic people in the United States and comparative studies in Japanese and European colonialism. He died in 1997.

Peter J. Duignan was a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He wrote extensively on comparative colonial history, modern European history, African documentation and bibliography, Hispanics in the United States, U.S. foreign policy, Africa, immigration to the United States, and the Atlantic Alliance (the U.S. and Europe since 1945). His research also focused on the role of immigration in the making and remaking of America, Islamic fundamentalism, and Americans and African-Americans in Africa and Africans in America, a study of reciprocal relations. He passed away in 2012. 

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