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In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939

Minkah Makalani


This intellectual history reveals how early twentieth-century black radicals organized an international movement centered on ending racial oppression, colonialism, class exploitation, and global white supremacy. Focused primarily on two organizations, the Harlem-based African Blood Brotherhood, whose members became the first black Communists in the United States, and the International African Service Bureau, the major black anticolonial group in 1930s London, it examines the ideas, initiatives, and networks of interwar black radicals, as well as how they communicated across continents. Through ... More

Keywords: black radicals, international movement, racial oppression, colonialism, class exploitation, global white supremacy, Harlem, African Blood Brotherhood, black Communists, interwar black radicals

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807835043
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807869161_makalani


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Minkah Makalani, author