Empire of Individuals: American Expansion, British Angst and Tanzanian Anger

Timothy Nicholson


In providing a more imperial theoretical paradigm, highlighting earlier and more informal intervention by T.E.A. and Peace Corps volunteers and addressing their successes and failures, this article demonstrates the complexities created by new transnational connections and interactions between young Americans and East African students and their importance specifically in Tanzania. It delves into the conflicts with the T.E.A. and Peace Corps and the departing British colonial teachers worried about their declining influence, the American volunteers and the Tanzanian government, as well as organizational conflict between the T.E.A. and the new Peace Corps.


United States; Tanzania; John F. Kennedy; Peace Corps; Decolonization

DOI: 10.6092/issn.2611-2752/7293


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