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Radical MovesCaribbean Migrants and the Politics of Race in the Jazz Age$
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Lara Putnam

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780807835821

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807838136_putnam

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The Transnational Black Press and Questions of the Collective, 1920s–1930s

The Transnational Black Press and Questions of the Collective, 1920s–1930s

(p.123) Four The Transnational Black Press and Questions of the Collective, 1920s–1930s
Radical Moves

Lara Putnam

University of North Carolina Press

As British Caribbean migrants spread outward, they linked local publishing with Atlantic- and empire-wide media circuits to an internationally connected black press. This chapter discusses the emergence and functioning of circum-Caribbean transnational black press, detailing its mechanisms of publication and circulation. It discusses its crucial role in the interwar surge of black internationalisms and in generating a public sphere for those marginalized by the dominant public. Participants of this public sphere debate the boundaries of their common interests, formulate political goals, and speak out against hegemonic discourses that demeaned them.

Keywords:   British Caribbean, black press, transnational black press, black internationalism, circum-Caribbean, publication

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