samedi 28 octobre 2017, par Dominique Taurisson-Mouret
« This is a transnational history of the activist and intellectual network that connected the Black freedom struggle in the United States to liberation movements across the globe in the aftermath of World War II. John Munro charts the emergence of an anticolonial front within the postwar Black liberation movement comprising organisations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Council on African Affairs and the American Society for African Culture and leading figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Claudia Jones, Alphaeus Hunton, George Padmore, Richard Wright, Esther Cooper Jackson, Jack O’Dell and C. L. R. James. Drawing on a diverse array of personal papers, organisational records, novels, newspapers and scholarly literatures, the book follows the fortunes of this political formation, recasting the Cold War in light of decolonisation and racial capitalism and the postwar history of the United States in light of global developments. »
John Munro, Saint Mary’s University, Nova Scotia. He completed his Ph.D. in 2009 at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His articles have appeared in Labour/Le Travail, the Globality Studies Journal, Left History, the Canadian Review of American Studies, Third World Quarterly, History Workshop Journal, Decolonization and the Cold War : Negotiating Independence, edited by Leslie James and Elisabeth Leake, and The Material of World History, edited by Tina Chen and David Churchill.