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C.L.R. James, George Padmore, and the Myth of the Revolutionary Caribbean

Anthony P. Maingot

in Race, Ideology, and the Decline of Caribbean Marxism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813061061
eISBN:
9780813051345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061061.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The widely held view that the Caribbean is an area characterized by continual, though repeatedly frustrated, revolutions owes much to the theorizing of two Trinidadians: the Trotskyite C.L.R. James ... More


Classics as School of Empire

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines the influence of the colonial educational curriculum in the British West Indies on the invention of a distinctive mode of Caribbean Classics. The first half of the chapter ... More


The Athens of the Caribbean: Trinidadian Models of Athenian Democracy

Emily Greenwood

in Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter complicates the idea of any easy balance sheet of appropriation in which misappropriation always falls on the side of empire and colonialism and appropriation on the side of the ... More


Universal Slave Revolts: C. L. R. James’s use of Classical Literature in The Black Jacobins

Lydia Langerwerf

in Ancient Slavery and Abolition: From Hobbes to Hollywood

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199574674
eISBN:
9780191728723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574674.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The Trinidadian radical C.L.R. James' The Black Jacobins. Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938) was one of the foundation texts of the Civil Rights movement in the USA and ... More


C. L. R. James: visions of history, visions of Britain

Stephen Howe

in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064746
eISBN:
9781781700426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064746.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter reconstructs the more fragmentary but important things C. L. R. James did say about Britain, Britishness and their relations to Caribbean histories and identities. The nature of James' ... More


Afro-Greeks: Dialogues between Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Classics in the Twentieth Century

Emily Greenwood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199575244
eISBN:
9780191722189
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575244.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Afro‐Greeks explores dialogues between anglophone Caribbean literature and the complex legacies of ancient Greece and Rome, from the 1920s to the beginning of the twenty‐first century. ... More


Revolutionary Marxism: Grace, Black Protest, and the Johnson-Forest Tendency

Stephen M. Ward

in In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780807835203
eISBN:
9781469617718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835203.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how Grace Lee Boggs engaged with radical politics upon her arrival in Chicago. After joining the Workers Party, she became a Trotskyist. She used her connections to the radical ... More


Tragedy as Mediation: The Black Jacobins

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter looks at questions of mediation in C.L.R. James’s Haitian revolutionary history The Black Jacobins. It contains a large excursus on problems of expansion and contraction and embodiment ... More


Bringing in the Chorus: The Haitian Revolution Plays of C.L.R. James and Edouard Glissant

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the concept of hamartia in C.L.R. James’s revision of his play Toussaint Louverture (1936)—renamed The Black Jacobins—and Edouard Glissant’s Monsieur Toussaint: A Play (1961) as ... More


C. L. R. James and the Grenada Revolution: Lessons Learned and Future Possibilities

Tennyson S. D. Joseph

in The Grenada Revolution: Reflections and Lessons

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781628461510
eISBN:
9781626740815
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461510.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Many of the theoretical assumptions and tactical approaches of the Grenada revolution were rooted in the experiences of early twentieth century Russia. The internal debates within the Grenada ... More


Strange Bedfellows: Rastafari, C. L. R. James, and the “Africa” in Pan-Africanism

Monique A. Bedasse

in Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633596
eISBN:
9781469633619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633596.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the relationship between Ras Bupe Karudi and C.L.R. James. In 1964, James highlighted the “absurdities” of Rastafari. Additionally, in contrast to all that Rastafari ... More


Writing Congress: The Appeal of C. L. R. James’s American Studies

James Zeigler

in Red Scare Racism and Cold War Black Radicalism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802385
eISBN:
9781496802439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802385.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Marxist C.L.R. James’s writings on Melville with a focus on the book he composed while detained on Ellis Island under the McCarran-Walter Act’s classification of alien ... More


Mimicry and Classical Allusion in V. S. Naipaul's The Mimic Men

Emily Greenwood

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter undertakes a reading of the classical allusions in V. S. Naipaul's novel The Mimic Men (1967), a novel which is often interpreted as Naipaul's verdict on the mimic dependency of ... More


The Color of History: The Transatlantic Abolitionist Movement and the ‘Never-to-be-Forgiven Course of the Mulattoes’

Marlene L. Daut

in Tropics of Haiti: Race and the Literary History of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1789-1865

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381847
eISBN:
9781781382394
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381847.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter looks at the way in which David Nicholls’s vocabulary about the ‘mulatto legend’ was almost entirely derived from that of nineteenth-century transatlantic abolitionist writing about ... More


“To Shake This Nation as Nothing before Has Shaken It” C.L.R. James, Radical Fieldwork, and African American Popular Culture

Kevin Meehan

in Displacements and Transformations in Caribbean Cultures

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032184
eISBN:
9780813038766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032184.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter discusses and outlines the path of philosophical and political thought moving from the Caribbean to the United States, Africa, Latin America, and back. It follows the interplay between ... More


“liberated Grounds”: The IBW's Independence and Reorganization

Derrick E. White

in The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks at the separation between the IBW and the Martin Luther King Center. The King Center leadership was frustrated at the IBW's consultations with Black intellectuals who held a ... More


Introduction: The Haitian Revolution as Refusal and Reuse

Jeremy Matthew Glick

in Black Radical Tragic: "Performance, Aesthetics, and the Unfinished Haitian Revolution"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479844425
eISBN:
9781479814855
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479844425.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter introduces the theoretical stakes of the book, juxtaposing C.L.R. James’s work on the Haitian Revolution with Bertolt Brecht’s Messingkauf Dialogues: It argues that Haitian Revolution ... More


Black Jacobins and New World Mediterraneans

Susan Gillman

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Classics of revisionist historiography published only three years apart, W. E. B. Du Bois's Black Reconstruction (1935) and C. L. R. James's Black Jacobins (1938) court what Benedict Anderson call ... More


Armature and Experience

Swati Chattopadhyay

in Unlearning the City: Infrastructure in a New Optical Field

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679317
eISBN:
9781452947266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679317.003.0004
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

This chapter discusses the performative possibilities of street space. It explains that if the street, as armature, sets the stage for experience, it also provides an opportunity to think of the ... More


Building <i>Correspondence</i>

Stephen M. Ward

in In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780807835203
eISBN:
9781469617718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835203.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes James and Grace Lee Boggs’s efforts to build the Correspondence organization and publish its newspaper. The newspaper reacts to events in the civil rights struggle, including ... More


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