The Sierra Leonean tragedy : history and global dimensions /
J. Peter Pham.
New York : Nova Science Publishers Inc., c2006.
xxi, 308 p. : ill.
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New York : Nova Science Publishers Inc., c2006.
contents note
The road to the future runs through the past : the pre-colonial period -- Drift, decline, and the establishment of a patrimonial state -- Diamonds aren't forever, are they? -- The coming of the terror -- Child soldiers, hunters, and mercenaries : the widening conflagration -- The perils of peacekeeping and peacemaking -- Dealing with the aftermath : the quest for justice -- The global dimensions of an African civil conflict -- Appendix 1. Chronology of select events in the history of Sierra Leone -- Appendix 2. The Abidjan Peace Agreement (1996) -- Appendix 3. The Lomé Peace Agreement (1999) -- Appendix 4. the agreement between the United Nations and the government of Sierra Leone on the establishment of a special court for Sierra Leone (2002) -- Appendix 5. The statute of the special court for Sierra Leone (2002) -- Appendix 6. the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act (2000).
general note
Also published as: Child soldiers, adult interests : the global dimensions of the Sierra Leonean tragedy. 2005. ISBN 1594546711.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Main Description
This new book weaves a narrative of the history of Sierra Leone, from its foundation as a settlement for black slaves who fought for the British Crown during the American Revolution through the events of the civil war, with a discussion of more general geopolitical lessons to be learned from the recent conflict, its origins, and settlement. In addition, the book contains six appendices that render the present work -- the first comprehensive history of Sierra Leone since the classic studies published more than a generation ago by Christopher Fyfe and John Peterson -- an invaluable reference on conflict resolution in general as well as the West African country in particular, including a chronology of select events in the history of Sierra Leone and the texts of the peace agreements and other post-conflict documents.
Table of Contents
The Road to the Future Runs Through the Past: The Pre-Colonial Period
Drift, Decline, and the Establishment of a Patrimonial State
Diamonds Arent Forever, are they?
The Coming of the Terror
Child Soldiers, Hunters, and Mercenaries: The Widening Conflagration
The Perils of Peacekeeping and Peacemaking
Dealing with the Aftermath: The Quest for Justice
The Global Dimensions of an African Civil Conflict
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