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Decolonization

US pamphlet parody of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle
Teaching

Short Teaching Module: Transnational Connections and the Long Cold War in Nicaragua

A strength of teaching from a transnational perspective is that it forces us to reorient our viewpoint and consider new approaches to our subjects. This is particularly true when looking at modern Latin American history.

US pamphlet parody of Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle
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Somoza cartoon

This pamphlet cover, published in 1978 by a U.S. solidarity organization, is a fantastic focal point for exploring periodization in the history of U.S.-Nicaraguan relations.

1987 letter from the Nicaraguan embassy to Richland County Citizens for Peace and Justice
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Letter from the Nicaraguan embassy

This 1987 letter from the Nicaraguan embassy to Richland County Citizens for Peace and Justice, RCCPJ, a Wisconsin solidarity organization, highlights the ways in which non-state actors can craft impactful foreign policies.

Text of statement. Transcription at link.
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Economic Declaration of Nonaligned Countries

This document is part of the economic declaration of the Fourth Nona

Text of speech. Transcription at link.
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"The Problems of Third World Development"

The text is an excerpt from the 1974 Houari Boumédiène’s speech to t

Text of speech. Transcription at link.
Teaching

Short Teaching Module: The Nonaligned Movement and Cold War Détente

Since the early Cold War, neutral and nonaligned countries sought to

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Photograph from an Independence Protest, Alexandria, Egypt, 1919

Following the close of World War I, Egypt became a hotbed of anti-colonial nationalism. Leaders of the nationalist Wafd party formally demanded Egyptian independence to British and US officials, utilizing many of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson’s own phrases and rhetoric in their appeals.

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Excerpts from Harem Years: Memoirs of an Egyptian Feminist, 1879-1924

The peace process that followed World War One catalyzed calls for self-determination around the colonized world. Existing nationalist organizations seized on the liberal pretensions of the Entente Powers to articulate social and political demands to colonial powers.

Image shows a judicial bench from the Cherokee Nation. Three chairs and two flags US and Cherokee are behind it.
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Indigenous Law Web Archive

The Indigenous Law Web Archive is an archive of documents concerning the laws and practices of Indigenous nations of the US, which have their own sovereign governments.
Black and white photo of a man in profile with a bead and mushtash, wearing a keffiyeh
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Eltaher Collection

This collection is a good resource for learning about the fight for decolonization in the Middle East and Northern Africa, from the perspective of those being colonized.