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By Christian Høgsbjerg

ISBN-10: 0822356120

ISBN-13: 9780822356127

ISBN-10: 082235618X

ISBN-13: 9780822356189

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 finds the radicalizing influence of this severe interval on James's highbrow and political trajectory. in this time, James grew to become from liberal humanism to innovative socialism. Rejecting the "imperial Britishness" he had absorbed growing to be up in a crown colony within the British West Indies, he turned a number one anticolonial activist and Pan-Africanist philosopher. Christian Høgsbjerg reconstructs the situations and milieus during which James wrote works together with his magisterial research The Black Jacobins. First released in 1938, James's exam of the dynamics of anticolonial revolution in Haiti keeps to steer scholarship on Atlantic slavery and abolition. Høgsbjerg contends that in the melancholy C. L. R. James complex public knowing of the African diaspora and emerged as probably the most major and inventive innovative Marxists in Britain.

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