About the author: Vernon D. Johnson received his PhD in Political Science from Washington State University, Pullman. He is currently Professor in the Political Science Department at Western Washington University, Bellingham. He has published many articles and book reviews, and edited an anthology of African American Studies.
2003 0-7734-6825-0 This analysis identifies the genesis of the African revolutions in an altered ideological setting within the global polity and civil society after World War II. The revolutionary crises originated in the conflict between white settler colonial states and African nationalists in an era when the issue of national self-determination and racial equality had become politicized on a global scale. Specifically, this work examines eight cases: Kenya, Cameroon, Algeria, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.