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dc.contributor.authorTelepneva, Natalia
dc.description.abstractCold War Liberation examines the African revolutionaries who led armed struggles in three Portuguese colonies—Angola, Mozambique, and Guinea-Bissau—and their liaisons in Moscow, Prague, East Berlin, and Sofia. By reconstructing a multidimensional story that focuses on both the impact of the Soviet Union on the end of the Portuguese Empire in Africa and the effect of the anticolonial struggles on the Soviet Union, Natalia Telepneva bridges the gap between the narratives of individual anticolonial movements and those of superpower rivalry in sub-Saharan Africa during the Cold War. Drawing on newly available archival sources from Russia and Eastern Europe and interviews with key participants, Telepneva emphasizes the agency of African liberation leaders who enlisted the superpower into their movements via their relationships with middle-ranking members of the Soviet bureaucracy. These administrators had considerable scope to shape policies in the Portuguese colonies which in turn increased the Soviet commitment to decolonization in the wider region. An innovative reinterpretation of the relationships forged between African revolutionaries and the countries of the Warsaw Pact, Cold War Liberation is a bold addition to debates about policy-making in the Global South during the Cold War. We are proud to offer this book in our usual print and ebook formats, plus as an open-access edition available through the Sustainable History Monograph Project.
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNew Cold War History
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJH African history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTW The Cold War
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTR National liberation & independence, post-colonialism
dc.subject.otherSoviet policy in Africa;liberation struggle in the Portuguese colonies;decolonization of Portuguese Empire;Portuguese Empire and the Cold War;Cold War in Africa;Soviet support for liberation movements in Africa;Angolan Civil War;KGB in Africa;the struggle for independence in Portuguese colonies;Soviet intervention in the Third World;insurgency and counter-insurgency in Africa;Soviet intelligence in the Third World;liberation struggle in Southern Africa;Angola;Mozambique;Guinea-Bissau;Cubans in Africa;Czechoslovakia in Africa;Soviet military intelligence in Africa;Lusophone Africa;Nikita Khrushchev;Leonid Brezhnev;Amilcar Cabral;Agostinho Neto;Samora Machel;Eduardo Mondlane;MPLA;FRELIMO;PAIGC
dc.titleCold War Liberation
dc.title.alternativeThe Soviet Union and the Collapse of the Portuguese Empire in Africa, 1961–1975
oapen.collectionSustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP)
oapen.collectionSustainable History Monograph Pilot (SHMP)

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