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Published: 06 July 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371618-083
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7161-8
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
Published: 15 November 2007
DOI: 10.1215/9780822390169-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9016-9
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... This chapter explores the struggle for leadership after Lenin’s death between Joseph Stalin and Leon Trotsky. Stalin’s ability to unite with Zinoviev and Kamenev to form “the troika” and isolate Trotsky through creating “Trotskyism” as distinct from “Leninism” are contextualized within the...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... the German Communists and the missed opportunity led to the failure of the German Revolution, and this now only strengthened the hand of Stalin and made his new theory of “Socialism in one country” make sense. In the aftermath of this defeat, an argument between Trotsky and the supporters of Stalin...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... This chapter examines the attempts by the Left Opposition around Leon Trotsky in 1927 to put forward a wholescale critique of the Stalinist bureaucracy and its political program, which was strengthening class forces like the small capitalist farmer, small capitalist traders, and the party...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... Trotskyist movement, as well as his relationship to others on the Left in 1930s Britain. It compares the work to other contemporary writings on the Communist International, including by Leon Trotsky and Franz Borkenau. The introduction looks at the reception and impact of the work when it appeared in 1937...
Published: 21 July 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... within Marxism. James explores the different currents of socialism in Russia, Bolshevism, and Menshevism. The different perspectives of Lenin and Trotsky for revolution in Russia are outlined and vindicated by the events of 1905. In chapter 3, James describes how Engels had predicted the...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... This chapter is entitled “ 'After Hitler, Our Turn,' ” a quote from the Communist International in the run-up to Hitler’s Nazis’ seizure of power in Germany in 1933. The chapter is subtitled “The International Purged,” given the expulsion of supporters of Leon Trotsky from the Communist...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... at the zig-zags around the question of industrialization made by Stalin during the 1920s as he tried to outmaneuver Leon Trotsky and Trotsky’s supporters. Stalin’s alliance with Bukharin during the mid-1920s involved making a compromise with Bukharin’s tolerance for the growth of capitalist...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... discusses Lenin and “Leninism” in Tsarist Russia, which was more resistant to “revisionist” currents within Marxism. James explores the different currents of socialism in Russia, Bolshevism, and Menshevism. The different perspectives of Lenin and Trotsky for revolution in Russia are outlined and vindicated...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... whole, when Kai-shek no longer needed their support and repressed them bloodily in 1927. Once again Leon Trotsky stood vindicated in his criticisms but isolated. ...
Published: 21 July 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373346-017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7334-6
... International, which is being built against the odds by Leon Trotsky and his supporters. ...
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
... of history as theater prefaces the announcement of Toussaint s death in the final chapter. James, like Trotsky before him, makes striking use of the theatrical meta phor by choosing a theatrical form through which to pre sent his narrative history.2 There is page after page of theater- like curious...
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By Rachel Douglas
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
... Louverture: The Story of the Only Successful Slave Revolt in History: A Play in Three Acts. Edited by Christian Høgsbjerg. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2013. James, C. L. R. Trotsky s Place in History. In McLemee and Le Blanc, C. L. R. James and Revolutionary Marxism, 92 130. James, C. L. R. The...
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By Rachel Douglas
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
... and the San Domingo Revolu- tion (London: Secker and Warburg, 1938), 301. Further references to this book appear in parentheses in the text. 2. On Trotsky s use of theatrical meta phor, see Peter Beilharz, Trotsky as Historian, History Workshop Journal 20 (1985): 36 55. 3. This is how, for example...
Published: 02 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478021223-017
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2122-3
... you. How are you? Both this story and the case of James s friendship with Paul Robeson il­ lustrate a striking feature of James s character. In this period, he had a clas­ sically Trotskyist way of diferentiating among those people with whom he did not agree, a great po liti cal skill that Trotsky had...
Published: 27 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012146-010
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1214-6
... elaborate his report into a monograph, published in 1923 as (Negry v Amerike) and in 1979 as The Negroes in Amer i ca. McKay s influence in the drafting of the Comintern policy is further attested in the introduction to The Negroes, which reproduces a letter to him from Trotsky that appeared in Pravda...
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012566-015
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1256-6
... Alexander. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995. Trotsky, Leon. Celine and Poincare : Novelist and Politician. In Leon Trotsky on Literature and Art, edited by Paul N. Siegel. New York: Pathfinder, 1972. Viego, Antonio. Dead Subjects: Towards a Politics of Loss in Latino Studies. Dur- ham, NC: Duke...
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By Rachel Douglas
Published: 27 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005308-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0530-8
... development, law of, 70, 85 87, 236 37n84. See also permanent revolution, theory of; Trotsky, Leon comedy, 172 73. See also farce; genre Comintern, 75 The Communist Manifesto (Marx and Engels), 111 12 Communist Party, 80, 91, 191 298 | Index Congress of Black Writers, 202 3 Constantine, Learie, 37 Cools, Anne...