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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Lewis H. Gann
  • Peter Duignan
  • Bibliography of Works by Gann and Duignan
  • Scope and Contents note
  • Related Collections

  • Title: Gann-Duignan papers
    Date (inclusive): 1911-2003
    Collection Number: 72101
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 158 manuscript boxes, 14 card file boxes, 4 oversize boxes, 1 envelope (49 linear feet)
    Abstract: Drafts and galleys of books by L. H. Gann and Peter Duignan, and related correspondence, photographs, and research materials relating to colonialism in Africa, the history of Northern and Southern Rhodesia (Zambia and Zimbabwe), the Rhodesian administrator Godfrey Huggins, aspects of the history of other African countries, the history of Hispanics in the United States, and the post-World War II Atlantic community.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Duignan, Peter
    Creator: Gann, Lewis H., 1924-


    Collection is open for research. Collection stored off site; a minimum of two days notice is required for use. Boxes may be requested through Stanford's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu  

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    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Gann-Duignan Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Lewis H. Gann

    1924, January 26 Born Ludwig Hermann Ganz in Mainz, Germany
    1938 Fled to England from Germany
    1944-1947 Interpreter with the British Army Royal Fusiliers in World War II
    1950 Graduated from Balliol College at Oxford University
    1950-1952 Research officer at the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute, Northern Rhodesia (now Institute for Social Research at the University of Zambia)
    1952-1954 Assistant lecturer, Department of Anthropology, University of Manchester, England
    1954-1963 Archivist and editor, National Archives of Rhodesia and Nyasaland
    1958 Author, The Birth of a Plural Society; The Development of Northern Rhodesia Under the British South Africa Company, 1894-1914
    1964 Doctorate in modern history, Oxford University
    1964- Research associate, later senior fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
    1966 Elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society
    1967-1993 Deputy curator of the African collection, Hoover Institution
    1971 Author, Central Africa: The Former British States
      Author, Guerrillas in History
    1987 Editor, The Defense of Western Europe
    1990 Visiting member, Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies
    1993 Author, The United States and the New Russia
    1993- Curator, Western European collection, Hoover Institution Archives
    1995 Awarded the Officers' Cross of the Order of Merit of the German Federal Republic
    1997 Died

    Peter Duignan

    1926, August 6 Born, San Francisco, California
    1951 B.S., University of San Francisco
    1951-1960 M.A. and Ph.D., Stanford University
    1955-1957 and 1959-1960 Instructor, Western Civilization, Stanford University
    1959- Curator, African collection, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; (later curator of African and Middle East collections)
    1960 Became a fellow at the Hoover Institution
    1960-1994 Lecturer, World Affairs Council
    1962 Author, Native Policy in Southern Rhodesia, 1890-1923
    1964- Member, African Studies Committee, Stanford University
    1965-1966 Lecturer, Lewis and Clark College
    1966- Curator of Africana, Stanford Unviersity
    1968 Won the Stanford University campus volleyball championship
    1968- Awarded Stella and Ira Lillick Curatorship, Hoover Institution
    1969-1970 Professor, National War College
    1973-1974 Guggenheim fellowship
    1973-1975 National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship
    1977- Curator, Middle East Collection, Hoover Institution
    1979 Lecturer, History Department, UC Santa Barbara
    1980-1985 Coordinator, International Studies, Hoover Institution
    1985- Director, Western European Studies, Stanford University
      Member, European Studies Council, Stanford University
    1985-1994 Lecturer, Stanford Alumni Association
    1986 Editor, with Robert H. Jackson, Politics and Government in Africa, 1960-1985
    1986- Board of Editors, Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, Foreign Policy Research Institute
    1988 Visiting member, Princeton Institute for Advanced Studies
    1989 Author, The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace: Seventy-Five Years of its History
    1993-1994 Lecturer, Seabourn Cruises
    1995 Elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society in London
    2000 Author, NATO: Its Past, Present, and Future
    2003 Author, with Philip Martin, Making and Remaking America: Immigration into the United States, with Martin Philip
    2012 Died

    Bibliography of Works by Gann and Duignan

    1962 White Settlers in Tropical Africa
    1967 Burden of Empire: An Appraisal of Western Colonialism in Africa South of the Sahara
    1969-1975 Colonialism in Africa, 1870-1960
    1972 Africa and The World: An Introduction to the History of Sub-Saharan Africa From Antiquity to 1840
      Africa: The Land and The People
    1977 The Rulers of German Africa, 1884-1914
    1978 African Proconsuls: European Governors in Africa
      South Africa: War, Revolution, or Peace?
      The Rulers of British Africa, 1870-1914
      South West Africa-Namibia
    1979 The Rulers of Belgian Africa, 1884-1914
    1981 Africa South of the Sahara: The Challenge to Western Security
      Why South Africa Will Survive: A Historical Analysis
      The Middle East and North Africa: The Challenge to Western Security
    1983 Africa Between East and West
    1984 The United States and Africa: A History
    1986 The Hispanics in the United States: A History
    1991 Hope for South Africa?
    1992 The Rebirth of the West: The Americanization of the Democratic World, 1945-1958
      The United States and the New Europe, 1985-1992
      Eastern Europe: The Great Transformation, 1985-1991
      Germany, Key to a Continent
    1994 The United States and the New Europe, 1945-1993
      An Ambivalent Heritage: Euro-American Relations
      Communism in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Reappraisal
    1995 The New Left and the Cultural Revolution of the 1960's: A Reevaluation
      World War II in Europe: Causes, Course, and Consequences
      Political Correctness: A Critique
    1996 World War II and the Beginning of the Cold War
      The Cold War: End and Aftermath
    1998 The Spanish Speakers in the United States: A History
      The Debate in the United States Over Immigration
      Contemporary Europe and the Atlantic Alliance: A Political History

    Scope and Contents note

    The Gann-Duignan papers document the work and collaborative writings of Lewis H. Gann and Peter Duignan, both Hoover fellows and scholars of Africa. The collection contains drafts of books by Gann and Duignan, and related correspondence, photographs, and research materials related to colonialism in Africa, the history of Northern and Southern Rhodesia (Zambia and Zimbabwe), the Rhodesian administrator Godfrey Huggins, aspects of the history of various African countries, the history of Spanish speakers in the United States, and the post-World War II Atlantic community. The papers of both scholars are present in the collection and have not been arranged into separate groups.
    Gann first met Duignan in 1959, while Gann was working at the National Archives of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. Both men became fellows at the Hoover Institution in the 1960s, co-editeding the five-volume work Colonialism in Africa. Gann and Duignan collaborated at the Hoover Institution for many years, co-writing and co-editing over thirty monographs and long essays, as well as numerous shorter articles. The scholars wrote or edited works on topics such as comparative colonialism in Africa, the economics of colonialism, United States strategic interests in Africa and the Middle East, and United States involvement in Africa since the eighteenth century. In addition to authoring many works on Africa, Gann and Duignan also wrote on topics such as Spanish speakers in the United States, immigration, the Middle East, the Atlantic community, and the Americanization of Western Europe after World War II. The Speeches and writings include drafts of monographs co-authored by Gann and Duignan, typescripts of shorter articles and speeches, and material related to their writings. The alphabetical files contain supporting materials such as correspondence and reviews, while the chronological file contains the majority of the typescripts in the collection.
    The collection contains supporting material for Gann and Duignan's writings and scholarly work. The Subject file includes research material for topics such as Africa and Spanish speakers in the United States. The Incremental correspondence contains letters of Gann and Duignan, documenting their discussions with other scholars.
    In addition to co-authoring many works on Africa, Gann and Duignan both served as curators for the African collection at the Hoover Institution Archives. Duignan was also active in other programs at the Hoover Institution, serving as the coordinator of the International Studies Program from 1980 to 1985. Documentation of their work at the Hoover Institution can be found in the Incremental professional activities file, as well as files on teaching and Duignan's involvement in various committees.
    The Incremental photographs contain slides of Soweto, an area of Johannesburg in South Africa, while the Incremental sound recordings include interviews of members of the South West Africa People's Organization (SWAPO).

    Related Collections

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    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Huggins, Godfrey Martin, Viscount Malvern, 1883-1971.
    Colonies in Africa.
    Europe--Foreign relations--United States.
    Hispanic Americans--History.
    Rhodesia and Nyasaland--Politics and government.
    Rhodesia and Nyasaland.
    Rhodesia--Politics and government.
    United States--Foreign relations--Europe.
    United States--Foreign relations.
    Zambia--Politics and government.