Hungry Minds: the Eisenhower Administration and Cultural Assistance in Sub-Saharan Africa (1953-1961)

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Abstract

Dwight Eisenhower did not ignore the call for African independence because of the Soviet threat. Instead cultural assistance—education and information—were employed to foster self-government. This commitment to cultural assistance explains why aid to African countries in real numbers remained low: economic assistance had to include educational schemes to be effective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)594-619
Number of pages26
JournalDiplomatic History
Volume41
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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