A History of Pan-African Revolt

Author: C. L. R. James

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781604868012

Category: History

Page: 160

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Originally published in England in 1938 and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global Black resistance. This concise, accessible history of revolts by African peoples worldwide explores the wide range of methods used by Africans to resist oppression and the negative effects of imperialism and colonization as viewed in the 20th century. Written from a radical perspective with a substantial new introduction that contextualizes the work in the ferment of the times, A History of Pan-African Revolt is essential to understanding liberation movements in Africa and the diaspora and continues to reveal new insights, lessons, and visions to successive generations.

A History of Pan-African Revolt

Author: Cyril Lionel Robert James,C. L. R. James,Robin D. G. Kelley

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604860952

Category: History

Page: 136

View: 1117

A classic history of revolts by African peoples worldwide up until the early 20th century explores the wide range of methods used by Africans to resist oppression and the negative effects of imperialism and colonization. Reissue.

Einführung in den Marxismus

Author: Ernest Mandel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783899000047

Category: Einführung - Marxismus

Page: 238

View: 5141

Der Mond ist eine herbe Geliebte


Author: Robert A. Heinlein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783404241910

Category: Imaginary wars and battles

Page: 360

View: 5471

The Postcolonial Intellectual

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o in Context

Author: Oliver Lovesey

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472405129

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 3127

Addressing a neglected dimension in postcolonial scholarship, Oliver Lovesey examines the figure of the postcolonial intellectual as repeatedly evoked by the fabled troika of Said, Spivak, and Bhabha and by members of the pan-African diaspora such as Cabral, Fanon, and James. Lovesey’s primary focus is Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o, one of the greatest writers of post-independence Africa. Ngũgĩ continues to be a vibrant cultural agitator and innovator who, in contrast to many other public intellectuals, has participated directly in grassroots cultural renewal, enduring imprisonment and exile as a consequence of his engagement in political action. Lovesey’s comprehensive study concentrates on Ngũgĩ’s non-fictional prose writings, including his largely overlooked early journalism and his most recent autobiographical and theoretical work. He offers a postcolonial critique that acknowledges Ngũgĩ’s complex position as a virtual spokesperson for the oppressed and global conscience who now speaks from a location of privilege. Ngũgĩ’s writings, Lovesey shows, display a seemingly paradoxical consistency in their concerns over nearly five decades at the same time that there have been enormous transformations in his ideology and a shift in his focus from Africa’s holocaust to Africa’s renaissance. Lovesey argues that Ngũgĩ’s view of the intellectual has shifted from an alienated, nearly neocolonial stance to a position that allows him to celebrate intellectual activism and a return to the model of the oral vernacular intellectual even as he challenges other global intellectuals. Tracing the development of this notion of the postcolonial intellectual, Lovesey argues for Ngũgĩ’s rightful position as a major postcolonial theorist who helped establish postcolonial studies.

From Toussaint to Tupac

The Black International Since the Age of Revolution

Author: Michael Oliver West,William G. Martin,Fanon Che Wilkins

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807833096

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

View: 9366

Transcending geographic and cultural lines, From Toussaint to Tupacis an ambitious collection of essays exploring black internationalism and its implications for a black consciousness. At its core, black internationalism is a struggle against oppre

Classical Black Nationalism

From the American Revolution to Marcus Garvey

Author: Wilson J. Moses

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814755242

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 5209

Gathers writings on Black nationalism from Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, and Alexander Crummell

Concepts of Cabralism

Amilcar Cabral and Africana Critical Theory

Author: Reiland Rabaka

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739192116

Category: Social Science

Page: 454

View: 2170

By examining Amilcar Cabral’s theories and praxes, Reiland Rabaka reintroduces and analyzes several of the core characteristics of the Africana critical theory. Ultimately, this book promotes the ways in which classical black radicalism should inform contemporary black radicalism, and contemporary Africana critical theory.

Oscar López Rivera

Between Torture and Resistance

Author: Osacar López Rivera

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 1604868333

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 4719

The life story of Puerto Rican freedom fighter and leader Oscar López Rivera, outlined in this book, is one of courage, valor, and sacrifice. In 1981, Oscar was convicted of seditious conspiracy and other crimes for which he is still imprisoned, making him the longest-held political prisoner in the world. This is the story of his fight for the political independence of Puerto Rico based on letters between him and the renowned lawyer, sociologist, educator, and activist Luis Nieves Falcón. Also included is Oscar’s art, including photography and paintings created in his many years behind bars. Readers will explore his early life as a Latino child growing up in the small towns of Puerto Rico, following him as an adolescent as he and his family move to the big cities of the United States. After serving in Vietnam and earning a Bronze Star, Oscar returned home and worked to improve the quality of life for his people by becoming a community activist, which led to his underground life as a Puerto Rican Nationalist and his subsequent arrest. With a vivid assessment of the ongoing colonial relationship between the United States and Puerto Rico, the book helps to illustrate the sad tale of largely unreported human rights abuses for political prisoners in the United States, but it is also a story of hope and his ongoing struggle for freedom for his people and himself—a hope that there is beauty and strength in resistance.

American Africans in Ghana

Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era

Author: Kevin K. Gaines

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807867829

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 9022

In 1957 Ghana became one of the first sub-Saharan African nations to gain independence from colonial rule. Over the next decade, hundreds of African Americans--including Martin Luther King Jr., George Padmore, Malcolm X, Maya Angelou, Richard Wright, Pauli Murray, and Muhammad Ali--visited or settled in Ghana. Kevin K. Gaines explains what attracted these Americans to Ghana and how their new community was shaped by the convergence of the Cold War, the rise of the U.S. civil rights movement, and the decolonization of Africa. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana's president, posed a direct challenge to U.S. hegemony by promoting a vision of African liberation, continental unity, and West Indian federation. Although the number of African American expatriates in Ghana was small, in espousing a transnational American citizenship defined by solidarities with African peoples, these activists along with their allies in the United States waged a fundamental, if largely forgotten, struggle over the meaning and content of the cornerstone of American citizenship--the right to vote--conferred on African Americans by civil rights reform legislation.

Holding the Line

Race, Racism, and American Foreign Policy Toward Africa, 1953-1961

Author: George White

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742533837

Category: Political Science

Page: 236

View: 9469

The Eisenhower administration's confrontation with Africa demonstrates the significance of race in the creation and execution of American foreign policy. In this new work, historian George White, Jr., explores the ways in which Eisenhower diplomacy, influenced by America's racialized fantasies, fears, and desires, turned the Cold War into a global sanctuary for the rehabilitation of Whiteness.

Westliches Geschichtsdenken

eine interkulturelle Debatte

Author: Jörn Rüsen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525013793

Category: Historiography

Page: 322

View: 7010

Race against Empire

Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937–1957

Author: Penny M. Von Eschen

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801471702

Category: History

Page: 274

View: 4329

During World War II, African American activists, journalists, and intellectuals forcefully argued that independence movements in Africa and Asia were inextricably linkep to political, economic, and civil rights struggles in the United States. Marshaling evidence from a wide array of international sources, including the black presses of the time, Penny M. Von Eschen offers a vivid portrayal of the African diaspora in its international heyday, from the 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress to early cooperation with the United Nations. Race against Empire tells the poignant story of a popular movement and its precipitate decline with the onset of the Cold War. Von Eschen documents the efforts of African-American political leaders, intellectuals, and journalists who forcefully promoted anti-colonial politics and critiqued U.S. foreign policy. The eclipse of anti-colonial politics—which Von Eschen traces through African-American responses to the early Cold War, U.S. government prosecution of black American anti-colonial activists, and State Department initiatives in Africa—marked a change in the very meaning of race and racism in America from historical and international issues to psychological and domestic ones. She concludes that the collision of anti-colonialism with Cold War liberalism illuminates conflicts central to the reshaping of America; the definition of political, economic, and civil rights; and the question of who, in America and across the globe, is to have access to these rights. Exploring the relationship between anticolonial politics, early civil rights activism, and nascent superpower rivalries, Race against Empire offers a fresh perspective both on the emergence of the United States as the dominant global power and on the profound implications of that development for American society.

The Cambridge Companion to W. E. B. Du Bois

Author: Shamoon Zamir

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139828130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 6237

W. E. B. Du Bois was the pre-eminent African American intellectual of the twentieth century. As a pioneering historian, sociologist and civil rights activist, and as a novelist and autobiographer, he made the problem of race central to an understanding of the United States within both national and transnational contexts; his masterwork The Souls of Black Folk (1903) is today among the most widely read and most often quoted works of American literature. This Companion presents ten specially commissioned essays by an international team of scholars which explore key aspects of Du Bois's work. The book offers students a critical introduction to Du Bois, as well as opening new pathways into the further study of his remarkable career. It will be of interest to all those working in African American studies, American literature, and American studies generally.


Jugendrevolte und globaler Protest

Author: Norbert Frei

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423432942

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 7290

Jugendrevolte und globaler Protest Die Chiffre »68« steht für ein Jahrzehnt der Rebellion. Nicht nur in der Bundesrepublik, sondern in ganz Europa und rund um den Globus erhob sich damals eine kritische Jugend, einen kurzen Sommer lang sogar hinter dem Eisernen Vorhang. Der eindringliche Überblick stellt die deutsche Studentenbewegung in jenen internationalen Zusammenhang, aus dem heraus vieles überhaupt erst zu verstehen ist.