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Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308-006
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... The introduction is by Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg. It explores the context of the writing and subsequent rewriting of C. L. R. James’s classic history of the Haitian Revolution and the impact it made on different generations of readers internationally. The Black Jacobins...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... Veteran activist and writer Dan Georgakas contributes to this section with a text on “Black Jacobins in Detroit: 1963.” He describes the impact made by the revised edition of James’s work on a new generation of black radicals in the 1960s. For Georgakas, the book served as a timely catalyst...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... In the fourth chapter of the section, imprisoned black activist Russell Maroon Shoatz, recalls discussions about James’s book inside prison among black radicals. “ The Black Jacobins , Education, and Redemption” describes the impact of James’s history on debates regarding the most impressive...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... that has added substantially to understanding of the Haitian Revolution, but explains how this has not challenged the classic status of The Black Jacobins . Focusing on questions of historiographic perspective, leadership and class, she underlines James’s distinctive analysis of the Haitian Revolution...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
...The Black <italic>Jacobins</italic><subtitle>Texts and Contexts</subtitle> In the third chapter of the section, leading scholar of the Haitian Revolution Carolyn E. Fick recalls working as a student with James while researching her own ground-breaking volume of Haitian revolutionary history...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308-004
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... In this section, respected historian of the Haitian Revolution Laurent Dubois, author of Avengers of the New World , offers his thoughts on The Black Jacobins and its place within the historiography of the Haitian Revolution. Dubois draws out how the work was a pioneering contribution...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... This chapter is the first English translation of John H. Bracey’s introduction to the Cuban edition of The Black Jacobins (2010). In it, the author discusses the specific circumstances of the appearance of a Cuban edition of The Black Jacobins . He outlines the global significance...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-019
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... The chapter is made up of the afterword to the Italian edition of The Black Jacobins (December 2005). It is translated and published here in English for the first time. Written by the respected novelist of the Haitian Revolution Madison Smartt Bell, the chapter describes the writer’s encounter...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... Political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal contributes this section with a text on “The Impact of C. L. R. James’s Black Jacobins .” He describes the inspiration that he drew from reading the work. Mumia Abu-Jamal outlines the ways in which this account of the heroism of the Haitian people allowed him...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... as such than to caution that it is always important to ask about the ideological construction of the theory problems in our scholarship. The essay then turns to a discussion of the problem space that makes intelligible why and how C. L. R. James’s The Black Jacobins is constructed as an exploration...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... In this section, David Austin draws on a debate between Archie Singham and Robert A. Hill about The Black Jacobins from 1970 and suggests that the Caribbean was central to James’s early conception of the book. Austin explores the impact of the work on the C. L. R. James Study Circle...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... the perspectives and concrete guidelines required for the study of the popular movements and mentality of the enslaved masses that Fick was to undertake. The Black Jacobins C. L. R. Jame s George Rud é, French Revolutio n History from below ...
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
Published: 16 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395072-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9507-2
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... that history serve for him? This chapter argues that the answers to these questions can be found by looking outside of The Black Jacobins and James and exploring a wider intellectual tradition in the colonial British West Indies which James was connected to long before he left Trinidad. Haitian...
Series: C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 07 March 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376965-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7696-5