Synopses & Reviews
Shepard argues that U.S. policy toward Nigeria has never had much to do with what was going on there or in Africa as a whole. Instead, U.S. policy makers have seen what they wanted to see and proceeded accordingly. He charts the changing face of a relationship which is in many ways typical of U.S. policy toward the nations of Africa.
"... the lesser known Nigerian side of the relationship is presented in illuminating detail." --Foreign Affairs
"... lucid and straightforward. It is well documented from sources both in the USA and Nigeria... highly recommended... " --The Round Table
Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-187) and index.
Table of Contents
Kennedy and America's African Model
Johnson, Nixon, and the Nigerian Civil War
Nixon and Nigeria, 1970-1973
From Ambivalence to Confrontation, 1974-1976
Carter and Africa's Regional Power
Reagan and Africa's "Bewildered Nation"