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Worldmaking after Empire

Adom Getachew


Decolonization revolutionized the international order during the twentieth century. Yet standard histories that present the end of colonialism as an inevitable transition from a world of empires to one of nations—a world in which self-determination was synonymous with nation-building—obscure just how radical this change was. Drawing on the political thought of anticolonial intellectuals and statesmen such as Nnamdi Azikiwe, W. E. B Du Bois, George Padmore, Kwame Nkrumah, Eric Williams, Michael Manley, and Julius Nyerere, this book reveals the full extent of their unprecedented ambition to rema ... More

Keywords: colonialism, anticolonial nationalists, nation-builders, sovereign inequality, racial hierarchy, self-determination, decolonization, anticolonial nationalism, international order

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691179155
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691179155.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adom Getachew, author
The University of Chicago