C. L. R. James and Revolutionary Marxism: Selected Writings 1939-1949

C. L. R. James and Revolutionary Marxism: Selected Writings 1939-1949

by Scott McLemee
     
 

C. L. R. James (1901-1989), a prominent black Trinidadian intellectual, has been increasingly recognized as a social critic, historian, and cultural commentator of central importance. During the late 1930s and 1940s, James played a key role in the revolutionary socialist current associated with Leon Trotsky. This volume provides an in-depth look at James's "Trotskyist… See more details below

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C. L. R. James (1901-1989), a prominent black Trinidadian intellectual, has been increasingly recognized as a social critic, historian, and cultural commentator of central importance. During the late 1930s and 1940s, James played a key role in the revolutionary socialist current associated with Leon Trotsky. This volume provides an in-depth look at James's "Trotskyist years," presenting writings by James on Trotsky's life and work that are unavailable in other collections. The volume also includes essays by James on the work of Edmund Wilson and Richard Wright, on the impact of European colonialism on Africa, on the interrelationship between U.S. and international labor history, and on African-American history. Substantial essays by the editors, as well as by Paul Buhle, John Bracey, Martin Glaberman, and Charles van Gelderen, contextualize the actual contributions by James himself, which form the heart of the book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780391038240
Publisher:
BRILL
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Series:
Revolutionary Studies
Pages:
264

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