C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain (The C. L. R. James Archives)

C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain (The C. L. R. James Archives)

Christian Høgsbjerg


C. L. R. James in Imperial Britain chronicles the existence and paintings of the Trinidadian highbrow and author C. L. R. James in the course of his first prolonged remain in Britain, from 1932 to 1938. It unearths the radicalizing influence of this serious interval on James's highbrow and political trajectory. in this time, James grew to become from liberal humanism to progressive socialism. Rejecting the "imperial Britishness" he had absorbed growing to be up in a crown colony within the British West Indies, he grew to become a number one anticolonial activist and Pan-Africanist philosopher. Christian Høgsbjerg reconstructs the conditions and milieus during which James wrote works together with his magisterial learn The Black Jacobins. First released in 1938, James's exam of the dynamics of anticolonial revolution in Haiti maintains to persuade scholarship on Atlantic slavery and abolition. Høgsbjerg contends that in the melancholy C. L. R. James complicated public realizing of the African diaspora and emerged as the most major and artistic innovative Marxists in Britain.
 

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