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The Communist Party USA and Black Freedom in the 1950s

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

in James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Jack continued his activist work while he was underground, only covertly. After his 1951 indictment, he wrote for Communist Party publications under a pseudonym, critiquing the Party’s position on ... More


The Rise of a Black International: George Padmore and the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers

Minkah Makalani

in In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835043
eISBN:
9781469602516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869161_makalani.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses black Communists and how they viewed the new International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers (ITUCNW) as signaling a shift in how the international communist movement ... More


Toward a New History of the Centuries: On the Early Writings of W. E. B. Du Bois

Nahum Dimitri Chandler

in The Problem of the Color Line at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: The Essential Early Essays

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823254545
eISBN:
9780823260843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254545.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the themes covered in the essays by W. E. B. Du Bois presented in this volume. The essays were written between 1894 and early 1906. The inception of ... More


Moscow Bound

Gerald Horne

in Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter studies Patterson's journey to Moscow. On November 14, 1927, Patterson was issued a U.S. passport and journeyed across the Atlantic for Moscow. His mission, as he put it, was to ... More


The Making of “Colored-Internationalism” in Postwar Japan

Yuichiro Onishi

in Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th-Century Black America, Japan, and Okinawa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814762646
eISBN:
9780814762653
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814762646.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how the Kokujin Kenkyu no Kai's (Association of Negro Studies) transpacific practice of translation enabled its members to link up with the political world of Robert F. Williams ... More


Turning Point

Gerald Horne

in Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes Patterson's remark that “today the oppressed Negro people is seeking integration,” and that “the Negro people are an oppressed nation.” These remarks reflect a bitter internal ... More


Speech Beyond Toleration: Moral Controversialism (Then and Now)

Helen Small

in The Function of Cynicism at the Present Time

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198861935
eISBN:
9780191894756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198861935.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter treats one of the great confrontations in the history of British public moralism between cynical provocation and a more ‘responsible’ approach to freedom of expression: Thomas Carlyle’s ... More


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