Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Every Hill a Burial PlaceThe Peace Corps Murder Trial in East Africa$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter H. Reid

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813179988

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813179988.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM KENTUCKY SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.kentucky.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright The University Press of Kentucky, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in KSO for personal use.date: 28 June 2022

The Peace Corps and Tanzania

The Peace Corps and Tanzania

Chapter:
(p.47) 7 The Peace Corps and Tanzania
Source:
Every Hill a Burial Place
Author(s):

Peter H. Reid

Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179988.003.0008

The Peace Corps was founded in 1961. The first problem faced was whether any country would ask for volunteers. To address this problem, Sargent Shriver, the first Peace Corps director, traveled early on to Africa to encourage requests and met Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere, who asked for engineers, and the second group of volunteers to arrive overseas landed in Tanzania in 1961. Tanzania became independent from Great Britain in 1961. The journey to independence, how it was governed in 1966 at the time of the Kinsey case, and relations between the United States and Tanzania are examined, with a discussion of the roles of Julius Nyerere, Paul Bomani, and Lady Marion Chesham. The case presents a potential international disaster for this country, still in its infancy, at a time when there are already strains over Nyerere’s “African socialism” and America’s role in the Congo.

Keywords:   Sargent Shriver, Julius Nyerere, Lady Marion Chesham, African socialism

Kentucky Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .