French Investment in Colonial Cameroon

The FIDES Era (1946-1957)

by Martin Atangana (Author)
©2009 Monographs XIV, 180 Pages
Series: Society and Politics in Africa, Volume 20


French Investment in Colonial Cameroon: The FIDES Era (1946-1957) analyzes French investments in Cameroon during the era of the program for the development of French colonies known as FIDES. It offers not only a description of the economic structures of colonial Cameroon, but also an analysis of French public and private investment in Cameroon, the Franco-Cameroonian economic and financial relationship, the contribution of Cameroon to the dynamics of French capitalism, and the role played by French capitalism in the economic development of Cameroon. It is particularly useful for its detailed financial evaluation and assessment of the various effects of FIDES investment in Cameroon and includes numerous tables and figures. French Investment in Colonial Cameroon: The FIDES Era (1946-1957) is based on a variety of sources collected in Cameroon, France, and the United States and will be useful for instructors teaching courses related to colonial, modern, or contemporary Africa, the economic history of Africa, and French colonial history, and to all interested in these subjects.


XIV, 180
ISBN (Hardcover)
Publication date
2009 (January)
Auslandsinvestition capitalism investment Frankreich Kolonialismus Wirtschaftsentwicklung Kamerun Geschichte 1946-1957 Africa economy FIDES History Cameroon
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XIV, 180 pp.

Biographical notes

Martin Atangana (Author)

The Author: Martin Atangana holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne (France). He is currently Associate Professor of History at York College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). His research interests focus on the relationship between West Africa and Europe with a special emphasis on Franco-Cameroonian relations. He is the author of Capitalisme et Nationalisme au Cameroun au lendemain de la Seconde Guerre Mondiale as well as of articles published in Matériaux Pour l’Histoire de Notre Temps, African Studies Review, and The Canadian Journal of African Studies.


Title: French Investment in Colonial Cameroon