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The Anticolonial Front

The Anticolonial Front
The African American Freedom Struggle and Global Decolonisation, 1945–1960

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Part of Critical Perspectives on Empire

  • Author: John Munro, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia
  • Date Published: September 2017
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  • isbn: 9781316992883

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  • 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.

    • Engages in scholarly literature of diplomatic history and American studies
    • Proposes a new interpretation of the interaction between the post-war African American freedom struggle and decolonisation
    • This book makes arguments, but pays attention to narrative
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    Advance praise: 'Munro portrays legendary anti-colonialists in an African-American political geography. By interrogating a gestalt of the Cold War, anti-fascism, and the long Civil Rights Movement, he posits a broad and worldly framework for understanding later twentieth-century American radicalism and racial-political culture, challenging parochialisms while revivifying leading actors and their powerful imaginaries.' Susan Dabney Pennybacker, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Advance praise: 'This exhaustively researched and insightful monograph shows how anti-colonial commitment constituted the horizons of African-American politics and intellectual life in the era between WWII and the civil rights upsurge of the 1960s. Illustrating the centrality of decolonization to the early Cold War period as a whole, John Munro demonstrates how African-American freedom struggles developed in conjunction with anti-colonial struggles around the world, advancing unprecedented, if now frequently forgotten, visions of political solidarity, diasporic affiliation, and intellectual collaboration across boundaries of nation and empire.' Nikhil Pal Singh, New York University

    Advance praise: 'John Munro provides a detailed study of how decolonization remained a persistent goal within the American Left in spite of pressures from totalitarianism and imperialist orthodoxy in the 1930s to an emergent neoliberalism in the present day.' Brenda Gayle Plummer, University of Wisconsin, Madison

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    • Date Published: September 2017
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316992883
    • contains: 18 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1. Popular front, anticolonial front and United States empire from World War to Cold War
    2. Present at the continuation: Manchester and the postwar resumption of anticolonial politics
    3. The youth and the unions
    4. Three Cold War texts and a critique of imperialism: the anticolonial front in print
    5. Resilient resistance: the uneven impact of anticomminism
    6. Back to the international arena: Bandung and Paris
    7. Independence: the first stage of neocolonialism
    8. Toward the sixties
    Epilogue: the tragedy of imperial neoliberalism.

  • Author

    John Munro, Saint Mary's University, Nova Scotia
    John Munro 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.

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