Voices from Tanganyika

Great Britain, the United Nations and the Decolonization of a Trust Territory, 1946-1961

By Ullrich Lohrmann

Tanganyika's special status as a UN Trust Territory was a decisive factor in the timing, method and manner in which it became independent. This study investigates the interaction between Tanganyikan Africans, Great Britain and the UN in this process, and how the Africans exploited this status by means of petitions and manipulation of UN Visiting Missions. It provides unique insight into the UN's role in dismantling colonial empires, Great Britain's history as a colonial power and the development of political consciousness of modern Africans in a colonial and international context.

624 pages

Publication Date: 1/11/2008
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9783825880828