Thursday, October 21, 2010

Annotated Bibliography (draft)

Annotated Bibliography

Ghana's Foreign Policy at Independence and Implications for the 1966 Coup D'état
By: Gebe, Boni Yao. Journal of Pan African Studies, 2008, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p160-186, 27p

This study explores the Ghanaian state under President Kwame Nkrumah’s legacy and examines the reasons for his dethronement. It concludes that his departure constitutes an irreplaceable loss to the pan-African agenda.

Lessons from "The Mother of all Parliaments"
New African, Jun2010, Issue 496, p32-35, 4p

The article discusses the political practices in Ghana. It states that before foreign constitutions were imposed on the people of Ghana, they once had a system of government which allows them to withstand wars, slavery and foreign rule. It says that Prime Minister Dr. Kwame Nkrumah did not agree with the Ghana Constitution that a military coup has to be done to change power and overthrow him from his position. (Abstract)

24th February--A Dark Day in Our National History
By: Kpessa, Michael Whyte.


Declassified letter from the US State Dept: Letter from Ankrah to President Johnson

This is a letter that was written by a CIA agent-- Howard Banes in Ghana for General Ankrah to sign in order to protect America from the consequences of the coup that was led by the general.

Kwame Nkrumah: Cold War Modernity, Pan-African Ideology and the Geopolitics of Development.
By: White, Evan. Geopolitics; Summer2003, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p99-124, 26p

This article analyses Kwame Nkrumah’s political practices towards development of Ghana and foreign relations after becoming Ghana’s first post-independence leader.

The Perils of Missionary Diplomacy: The United States Peace Corps Volunteers in the Republic of Ghana
By: Amin, Julius A. Western Journal of Black Studies, Spring99, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p35, 14p

This study determines the impact of the United States Peace Corps program on the development of Ghana during the 1960s. It also evaluates the broader motives behind the creation of the Peace Corps and the volunteers’ overall performance in Ghana. It also appraises the role of the Peace Corps in the Cold War and the role of `people to people' diplomacy in the conduct of American foreign relations.

Eisenhower, Nkrumah and the Congo Crisis
By: Ebere Nwaubani. Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 36, No. 4 (Oct., 2001), pp. 599-622

Ghana achieved its independence from Britain in March 1957. The gist of this article is that Ghana started off on cordial terms with the USA, but by September 1960 this relationship was close to rupture, with Washington charging that Ghana was taking too much after the Soviet Union. It is, however, argued that the circumstanes leading up to the chilling of USA-Ghana relations in 1960 were more complex, and that the clear point of departure was the Congo crisis. Almost from the onset, the USA and Ghana had substantial differences over the crisis, and the more the crisis deepened, the more the gulf between the two widened. (Abstract)

1 comment:

  1. These all look like good sources. The Peace Corps could be really interesting to look at as a use of American power, presumably for humanitarian purposes, but with a range of implications.