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Red International and Black Caribbean : Communists in New York City, Mexico and the West Indies,

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Too often grouped together, the black radicalism movement has a history wholly separate from the international communist movement of the early twentieth century. In Red International and Black Caribbean Margaret Stevens sets out to correct this enduring misconception. Focusing on the period 1919-39, Stevens explores the political roots of a dozen Communist organizations and parties that were headquartered in New York City, Mexico, and the Caribbean. She describes the inner workings of the Red International—the revolutionary global political network established under the Communist International—in relation to struggles against racial and colonial oppression. In doing so, she also highlights how the significant victories and setbacks of black people fighting against racial oppression developed within the context of the global Communist movement.
 
Challenging dominant accounts, Red International and Black Caribbean debunks the “great men” narrative, emphasizes the role of women in their capacity as laborers, and paints the true struggles of black peasants and workers in Communist parties. 
 
Number of Pages: 303
Genre: History
Series Title: Black Critique
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Margaret Stevens
Language: English
Street Date: January 15, 2018
TCIN: 52969873
UPC: 9780745337272
Item Number (DPCI): 248-50-4041
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