The Black Jacobins

Author: C L R James
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780141937083
Release Date: 2001-05-31
Genre: History

In 1789 the West Indian colony of San Domingo supplied two-thirds of the overseas trade of France. The entire structure of what was arguably the most profitable colony in the world rested on the labour of half a million slaves. In 1791 the waves of unrest inspired by the French Revolution reached across the Atlantic dividing the loyalties of the white population of the island. The brutally treated slaves of Saint Domingo seized at this confusion and rose up in rebellion against masters. In thisclassic work, CLR James chronicles the only successful slave revolt in history and provides a critical portrait of their leader, Toussaint L'Ouverture, 'one of the most remarkable men of a period rich in remarkable men'.

Beziehungsweise Revolution

Author: Bini Adamczak
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518754665
Release Date: 2017-10-09
Genre: History

Im Oktober 2017 jährt sich die Russische Revolution zum 100. Mal. Anlass genug, die Ereignisse von 1917 durch das Prisma 1968 zu betrachten und beide Revolutionen in ein Verhältnis wechselseitiger Kritik zu bringen. Während 1917 auf den Staat fokussierte, zielte 1968 auf das Individuum. In Zukunft müsste es darum gehen, die »Beziehungsweisen« zwischen den Menschen in den Blick zu nehmen. Das Buch analysiert die revolutionären Geschlechterverhältnisse als Verhältnisse, die zwischen Privatheit und Öffentlichkeit, »Nahbeziehungen« und »Fernbeziehungen« geknüpft sind – das Geschlecht der Revolution. So tritt ein Begehren zutage, das nach wie vor seiner Realisierung harrt: das Begehren nach gesellschaftlichen Beziehungsweisen der Solidarität.

Avengers of the New World

Author: Laurent DUBOIS
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674034365
Release Date: 2009-06-30
Genre: History

Laurent Dubois weaves the stories of slaves, free people of African descent, wealthy whites and French administrators into an unforgettable tale of insurrection, war, heroism and victory.

Der Toussaint Louverture Mythos

Author: Isabell Lammel
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839431702
Release Date: 2015-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Wie wurde und wird der haitianische Revolutionsführer Toussaint Louverture (1743-1803) in der französischen Literatur repräsentiert? Isabell Lammel betrachtet die unterschiedlichen Renarrationen dieses Mythos, der in der Historiografie nahezu dem Vergessen anheimfiel, vom Ende des 18. bis zum Beginn des 21. Jahrhunderts. Mithilfe des jeweiligen historischen und soziokulturellen Kontexts erläutert sie die sich realisierenden Transformationen des Mythos. Der Umgang mit Toussaint Louverture im französischen Nationaldiskurs veranschaulicht zugleich die Auseinandersetzung Frankreichs mit seiner eigenen Kolonialvergangenheit - aber auch mit dem Nationalhelden Napoleon.

C L R James

Author: Kent Worcester
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791427528
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.

The Black Jacobins

Author: Nick Broten
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351352970
Release Date: 2017-07-05
Genre: History

Today we take it for granted that history is much more than the story of great men and the elites from which they spring. Other forms of history – the histories of gender, class, rebellion and nonconformity – add much-needed context and color to our understanding of the past. But this has not always been so. In CLR James’s The Black Jacobins, we have one of the earliest, and most defining, examples of how ‘history from below’ ought to be written. James's approach is based on his need to resolve two central problems: to understand why the Haitian slave revolt was the only example of a successful slave rebellion in history, and also to grasp the ways in which its history was intertwined with the history of the French Revolution. The book's originality, and its value, rests on its author's ability to ask and answer productive questions of this sort, and in the creativity with which he proved able to generate new hypotheses as a result. As any enduring work of history must be, The Black Jacobins is rooted in sound archival research – but its true greatness lies in the originality of James's approach.

Toussaint Louverture

Author: C. L. R. James
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822353140
Release Date: 2012-12-31
Genre: Drama

A new critical edition of Toussaint Louverture, the play written by the Trinidadian intellectual and activist C. L. R. James in 1934, performed at London's Westminster Theatre in 1936, and then presumed lost until its rediscovery in 2005.

Island People

Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 9781782115601
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: History

Shortlisted for the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards Clustered together in azure-blue waters are a collection of little islands whose culture, history and people have touched every corner of the world. From the moment Columbus gazed out at what he mistook for India, and wrote in his journal of 'the most beautiful land that human eyes have ever seen,' the Caribbean has been the subject of fantasies, myths and daydreams. It was claimed, and its societies were built to enrich old Europe, and much later its beaches were splashed across billboards advertising fizzy drinks, its towns and people pictured in holiday brochures. But these islands are so much more than gloss, white sand and palm trees, they form a region rich in colour, beauty and strength. Home of the Rastafarian faith, Che Guevara's stomping ground and birthplace of reggae, the Caribbean has produced some of the world's most famous artists, activists, writers, musicians and sportsmen - from Usain Bolt to Bob Marley and from Harry Belafonte to V. S. Naipaul. In the pages of Island People we hear the voices of the Caribbean people, explore their home and learn what it means to them, and to the world. In this fascinating and absorbing book, the product of almost a decade of travel and intense study, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro strips away the fantasy and myth to expose the real islands, and the real people, that make up the Caribbean.

Kreolische Identit t

Author: Nina Möllers
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839410363
Release Date: 2015-07
Genre: History

Frei, wohlhabend und 'rassengemischt' - die kreolischen Free People of Color waren eine Anomalie innerhalb des bipolaren amerikanischen 'Rassensystems' des 19. Jahrhunderts. Dieser Band untersucht die Konstruktion 'rassischer', geschlechtlicher und klassenspezifischer Identitäten und zeigt, in welch bisher unbekanntem Ausmaß es den Free People of Color gelang, alternative Identitätsentwürfe zu entwickeln und in Politik, Kultur und Recht zu verankern. Indem die Studie zurückgeht zu anderen Orten und Zeitpunkten, wirft sie einen neuen Blick auf das vermeintlich klare Verhältnis der 'Rassen' in den Südstaaten der USA und revidiert die Vorstellung von der afroamerikanischen Bevölkerung als homogene Gruppe.

Libertarian Socialism

Author: Alex Prichard
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781137284754
Release Date: 2012-11-14
Genre: Political Science

The history of the left is usually told as one of factionalism and division. This collection of essays casts new light on this history showing in more detail how the boundaries between marxism and anarchism have been more porous and more productive than is conventionally recognized. Bringing together original and ground-breaking pieces on some of the best and least known actors in twentieth-century socialism, this book promises to break new ground by providing a fresh outlook on left wing synthesis in the twenty-first Century. The political and social thought of Gramsci, Sorel, and the Trinidadian, C. L. R. James, amongst others, are discussed alongside key movements in 20th century socialism including the Situationist International, Socialisme ou Barbarie and lesser known council communists, carnival anarchists and anarchic currents in the American civil rights movement. This is a must read for students and scholars interested in the development of socialist ideologies.

American Imperialism s Undead

Author: Raphael Dalleo
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 9780813938950
Release Date: 2016-09-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

As modern Caribbean politics and literature emerged in the first half of the twentieth century, Haiti, as the region's first independent state, stood as a source of inspiration for imagining decolonization and rooting regional identity in Africanness. Yet at precisely the same moment that anticolonialism was spreading throughout the Caribbean, Haiti itself was occupied by U.S. marines, a fact that regional political and cultural histories too often overlook. In American Imperialism’s Undead, Raphael Dalleo examines how Caribbean literature and activism emerged in the shadow of the U.S. military occupation of Haiti (1915-34) and how that presence influenced the development of anticolonialism throughout the region. The occupation was a generative event for Caribbean activists such as C. L. R. James, George Padmore, and Marcus and Amy Jacques Garvey as well as for writers such as Claude McKay, Eric Walrond, and Alejo Carpentier. Dalleo provides new ways of understanding these luminaries, while also showing how other important figures such as Aimé Césaire, Arturo Schomburg, Claudia Jones, Frantz Fanon, Amy Ashwood Garvey, H. G. De Lisser, Luis Palés Matos, George Lamming, and Jean Rhys can be contextualized in terms of the occupation. By examining Caribbean responses to Haiti’s occupation, Dalleo underscores U.S. imperialism as a crucial if unspoken influence on anticolonial discourses and decolonization in the region. Without acknowledging the significance of the occupation of Haiti, our understanding of Atlantic history cannot be complete.