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World Revolution 1917-1936: The Rise and Fall of the Communist International

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Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901 - 1989), who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J.R. Johnson, was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, socialist theorist and essayist. His works are influential in various theoretical, social, and historiographical contexts. His work is a staple of subaltern studies, and he figures as a pioneering and influential voice in postcolonial literature. His work is often associated with Caribbean and Afro-nationalism, though James himself contended that the "either-or" was a false ...
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Overview

Cyril Lionel Robert James (1901 - 1989), who sometimes wrote under the pen-name J.R. Johnson, was an Afro-Trinidadian historian, journalist, socialist theorist and essayist. His works are influential in various theoretical, social, and historiographical contexts. His work is a staple of subaltern studies, and he figures as a pioneering and influential voice in postcolonial literature. His work is often associated with Caribbean and Afro-nationalism, though James himself contended that the "either-or" was a false dichotomy, and that Caribbean peoples were indebted to European as much as African cultural traditions. A tireless political activist, James's writing on the Communist International stirred debate in Trotskyist circles.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468105124
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 12/20/2011
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Introductory 9
1 Marxism 22
2 The Forerunners of the Third International 38
3 The War and the Russian Revolution 69
4 The Failure of the World Revolution and the Foundation of the International 94
5 Lenin and Socialism 118
6 Stalin and Socialism 141
7 Stalin Kills the 1923 Revolution 164
8 The Kulak and the British General Council 202
9 Stalin Ruins the Chinese Revolution 229
10 The Platform and the Five-Year Plan 268
11 Industry and the Plan 290
12 "After Hitler, Our Turn" 305
13 The Great Retreat 358
14 The Revolution Abandoned 373
15 A Fourth International, The Only Hope 405
Appendix on Sidney and Beatrice Webb's "Soviet Communism" 423
Index 431
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