C. L. R. James on the 'Negro Question' / Edition 1

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The first collection of writings on African-American topics by this internationally influential pan-African thinker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780878058235
  • Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.01 (w) x 8.95 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : The Enigma of Arrival
I Documents from the Discussions with Leon Trotsky
Preliminary Notes on the Negro Question (1939) 3
Notes Following the Discussions (1939) 14
II Pages from an Organizer's Notebook
"My Friends": A Fireside Chat on the War by Native Son (1940) 17
With the Sharecroppers (1941) 22
The Economics of Lynching (1940) 34
The Race Pogroms and the Negro (1943) 36
White Workers' Prejudices (1945) 46
The Rapid Growth of the NAACP (1947) 48
III The Politics of Culture
On Gone With the Wind (1939-40) 51
On Native Son by Richard Wright (1940) 55
Public Awareness of the Negro Question (1945) 58
Joe Louis and Jack Johnson (1946) 60
IV Towards a Synthesis
The Historical Development of the Negroes in American Society (1943) 63
V Historical Sketches
The Destiny of the Negro: An Historical Overview (1939) 90
Negroes in the Civil War: Their Role in the Second American Revolution (1943) 99
The Two Sides of Abraham Lincoln (1949) 108
The 1919 Race Riots in Chicago (1939) 111
Marcus Garvey (1940) 114
The Communist Party's Zigzags on Negro Policy (1939) 116
On The Negro in the Caribbean by Eric Williams (1943) 117
Key Problems in the Study of Negro History (1950) 125
VI Aspects of Marxist Theory
Lenin on Agriculture and the Negro Question (1947) 130
From the Master-Slave Dialectic to Revolt in Capitalist Production (1946) 132
Capitalism and the Welfare State (1950) 134
VII After Ten Years
The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the United States (1948) 138
Sources for Texts 148
Index 151
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