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C L R James On The Negro Question

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Author: Scott McLemee
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617030871
Size: 42.89 MB
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Category : African Americans
Languages : en
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Book Description: This volume, showing his distinctive Marxist perspective on black liberation, collects C.L.R. James's major essays, theoretical writings, and analyses written about African-American topics between 1939 and 1950 ... Included here are his articles about Marcus Garey, Richard Wright, and Eric Williams (whose Capitalism and Slavery James deeply influenced). Included too is his account of meetings with Leon Trotsky in Mexico in 1939. A selecton of short essays on black history -- published under pseudonyms in American newspapers -- traces James's vision of the development of African-American resistance from the beginnings of slavery through the twentieth century. Also, [his] reports on white racism and on his work among American sharecroppers in the South [are included as well].


C L R James

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Author: Kent Worcester
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791427514
Size: 30.68 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 311
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Book Description: A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.


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Author: Louise Cripps Samoiloff
Publisher: Associated University Presses
ISBN: 9780845348659
Size: 52.32 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 201
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Book Description: Cripps met James at a dinner party in London. James was a supporter of Trotsky, who had been expelled from the U.S.S.R. by Stalin. James and some dinner guests formed a group of Trotskyites who met at James's home to discuss world affairs.


C L R James S Notes On Dialectics

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Author: John H. McClendon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739109250
Size: 73.53 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 426
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Book Description: Author John McClendon has written first ever book-length study of CLR James's Notes on Dialectics. This text opens and simultaneously closes the book on James's Notes through an erudite and expansive look at the political, social, and cultural context in which James conducted an unprecedented investigation of Marxism.


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Author: Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617030888
Size: 51.86 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Book Description: This study of C. L. R. James's writings is the first to look at them as literature and not as theory. This sustained analysis of his major published works places them in the context of his less well-known writings and offers an encompassing critique of one of the African diaspora's most significant thinkers and writers. Here the author of Black Jacobins, World Revolution, A History of Pan-African Revolt,, Beyond a Boundary, and the lyric novel Minty Alley is seen not only as among the great political philosophers but also as the literary artist that he remained, from his first writings in his native Trinidad through his underground years in America, to his final essays and speeches in London. The writings of James have inspired revolutionaries on three continents. They have altered the course of historiography, shown that way toward independent black political struggles, and established a base for much of today's study of culture. This study evaluates them as powerful works of literature.


C L R James And Creolization

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Author: Nicole King
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1604736011
Size: 42.81 MB
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Category : Philosophy
Languages : en
Pages : 168
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Book Description: C. L. R. James (1901-1989), one of the most important intellectuals of the twentieth century, expressed his postcolonial and socialist philosophies in fiction, speeches, essays, and book-length scholarly discourses. However, the majority of academic attention given to James keeps the diverse mediums of James's writing separate, focuses on his work as a political theorist, and subordinates his role as a fiction writer. This book, however, seeks to change such an approach to studying James. Defining creolization as a process by which European, African, Amerindian, Asian, and American cultures are amalgamated to form new hybrid identities and cultures, Nicole King uses this process as a means to understanding James's work and life. She argues that, throughout his career, whether writing a short story or a political history, James articulated his attempt to produce revolutionary, radical discourses with a consistent methodology. James, a Trinidad-born scholar who migrated to England and then to the United States and who described himself both as a black radical and a Victorian intellectual, serves as a definitive model of creolization. King argues that James's writings also fit the model of creolization, for each is influenced by diverse types of discourses. James rarely wrote from within the confines of a single discipline, instead choosing to make the layers of history, literature, philosophy, and political theory coalesce in order to make his point. As his West Indian and Western European influences converge in his work and life, he creates texts that are difficult to confine to a specific category or discipline. No matter which writerly medium he uses, James was preoccupied with how to represent the individual personality and at the same time represent the community. The C. L. R. James that emerges from King's study is a man made more compelling and more human because of his complicated, multilayered, and sometimes contradictory allegiances.


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Author: Dave Renton
Publisher: HopeRoad
ISBN: 190844603X
Size: 31.38 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 202
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Book Description: ;'Books about CLR James abound, but this is a particularly good one. It's lucidly written, full of narrative interest and explores areas of the great Caribbean man's life and struggles that have rarely been a point of focus.' Chris Searle, The Morning Star Known as 'The Cricketing Marxist', Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901-89) was one of the leading black intellectuals of the 20th century, a Marxist theorist of the first rank, and also one of the finest writers on cricket, with his legendary book Beyond a Boundary .This seeming paradox is reflected in other areas of his life and work: the product of a British-style education and fanatical cricketer who never abandoned the values the sport inculcated in him, he was a Trotskyite expelled from the USA during the McCarthy era who was a friend and inspiration to a generation of leaders of newly-independent African countries such as Kwame Nkrumah of Ghana and Julius Nyrere of Tanzania.Described in his lifetime as 'the black Hegel' and 'the black Plato', his book on the 18th-century slave revolt in Haiti, The Black Jacobins , is one of the great historical works of the 20th century, yet he was never comfortable with the idea of 'Black Studies'. In this fascinating new study of this seminal thinker, Dave Renton hopes to 'persuade Marxists of the joys of cricket, and followers of cricket of the calibre of James and of James' Marxism'.


C L R James S Caribbean

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Author: Paget Henry
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822312444
Size: 68.43 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 287
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Book Description: For review see: Terisita Martínez Vergne, in The Hispanic American historial review (HAHR), 75, 3 (August 1995); p. 448-450; Sidney W. Mintz, in New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-indische Gids, vol. 69, no. 1 & 2 (1995); p. 143-145.


C L R James In Imperial Britain

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Author: Christian Høgsbjerg
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822376962
Size: 80.36 MB
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Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 310
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Book Description: C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain chronicles the life and work of the Trinidadian intellectual and writer C. L. R. James during his first extended stay in Britain, from 1932 to 1938. It reveals the radicalizing effect of this critical period on James's intellectual and political trajectory. During this time, James turned from liberal humanism to revolutionary socialism. Rejecting the "imperial Britishness" he had absorbed growing up in a crown colony in the British West Indies, he became a leading anticolonial activist and Pan-Africanist thinker. Christian Høgsbjerg reconstructs the circumstances and milieus in which James wrote works including his magisterial study The Black Jacobins. First published in 1938, James's examination of the dynamics of anticolonial revolution in Haiti continues to influence scholarship on Atlantic slavery and abolition. Høgsbjerg contends that during the Depression C. L. R. James advanced public understanding of the African diaspora and emerged as one of the most significant and creative revolutionary Marxists in Britain.


A New Notion

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Author: Cyril Lionel Robert James
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604860472
Size: 22.37 MB
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Category : Political Science
Languages : en
Pages : 155
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Book Description: Portraying C. L. R. James as a leading figure in the independence movement in the West Indies and in the black and working-class movements in both Britain and the United States, this volume provides an extensive introduction to James's life and thought before presenting two critical works that illustrate the tremendous breadth and depth of his worldview. Both long-out-of-print pamphlets display James's contributions to Marxist and revolutionary theory as he documents and elaborates on the aspects of working-class activity that constitute the revolution in today's world. Fully encapsulating James's thoughts on democracy and workers' emancipation, these essential works represent the principal themes that run through James's life: implacable hostility toward all "condescending saviors" of the working class and an underlying faith in the power of ordinary people to build a new world.