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  1.   A History of Pan-African Revolt (The Charles H. Kerr Library)
James, C. L. R. PM Press 1604860952 / 9781604860955 PAPERBACK New 
1604860952 Originally published in England in 1938 and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global Black resistance. This concise, accessible history of revolts by African peoples worldwide explores the wide range of methods used by Africans to resist oppression and the negative effects of imperialism and colonization as viewed in the 20th century. Written from a radical perspective with a substantial new introduction that contextualizes the work in the ferment of the times, A History of Pan-African Revolt is essential to understanding liberation movements in Africa and the diaspora and continues to reveal new insights, lessons, and visions to successive generations. ?A History of Pan-African Revolt is one of those rare books that continues to strike a chord of urgency, even half a century after it was first published. Time and time again, its lessons have proven to be valuable and relevant for understanding liberation movements in Africa and the diaspora. Each generation who has had the opportunity to read this small book finds new insights, new lessons, new visions for their own age?. No piece of literature can substitute for a crystal ball, and only religious fundamentalists believe that a book can provide comprehensive answers to all questions. But if nothing else, A History of Pan-African Revolt leaves us with two incontrovertible facts. First, as long as Black people are denied freedom, humanity and a decent standard of living, they will continue to revolt. Second, unless these revolts involve the ordinary masses and take place on their own terms, they have no hope of succeeding.? ?From the Introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley. ?I wish my readers to understand the history of Pan-African Revolt. They fought, they suffered?they are still fighting. Once we understand that, we can tackle our problems with the necessary mental equilibrium.? ?C.L.R. James 
Price: 17.00 USD

 
 4.  A New Notion: Two Works by C. L. R. James: Every Cook Can Govern and The Invading Socialist Society
James, C. L. R. PM Press 1604860472 / 9781604860474 PAPERBACK New 
1604860472 Brand New! Support Radical Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 155 p. Audience: General/trade. C.L.R. James was a leading figure in the independence movement in the West Indies, and the black and working-class movements in both Britain and the United States. As a major contributor to Marxist and revolutionary theory, his project was to discover, document, and elaborate the aspects of working-class activity that constitute the revolution in today's world. In this volume, Noel Ignatiev, author of How the Irish Became White, provides an extensive introduction to James life and thought, before presenting two critical works that together illustrate the tremendous breadth and depth of James worldview. "The Invading Socialist Society, " for James the fundamental document of his political tendency, shows clearly the power of James political acumen and its relevance in today s world with a clarity of analysis that anticipated future events to a remarkable extent. "Every Cook Can Govern, " is a short and eminently readable piece counterpoising direct with representative democracy, and getting to the heart of how we should relate to one another. Together these two works represent the principal themes that run through James s life: implacable hostility toward all condescending saviors of the working class, and undying faith in the power of ordinary people to build a new world. 
Price: 17.00 USD

 
 
  2.   A History of Pan-African Revolt (The Charles H. Kerr Library)
James, C. L. R. PM Press 1604860952 / 9781604860955 PAPERBACK New 
1604860952 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. Originally published in England in 1938 (the same year as his magnum opus The Black Jacobins) and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global black resistance. Robin D.G. Kelley?s substantial introduction contextualizes the work in the history and ferment of the times, and explores its ongoing relevance today. ?A History of Pan-African Revolt is one of those rare books that continues to strike a chord of urgency, even half a century after it was first published. Time and time again, its lessons have proven to be valuable and relevant for understanding liberation movements in Africa and the diaspora. Each generation who has had the opportunity to read this small book finds new insights, new lessons, new visions for their own age?. No piece of literature can substitute for a crystal ball, and only religious fundamentalists believe that a book can provide comprehensive answers to all questions. But if nothing else, A History of Pan-African Revolt leaves us with two incontrovertible facts. First, as long as black people are denied freedom, humanity and a decent standard of living, they will continue to revolt. Second, unless these revolts involve the ordinary masses and take place on their own terms, they have no hope of succeeding.? ?Robin D.G. Kelley, from the Introduction. ?I wish my readers to understand the history of Pan-African Revolt. They fought, they suffered?they are still fighting. Once we understand that, we can tackle our problems with the necessary mental equilibrium.? ?C.L.R. James 
Price: 17.00 USD

 
 5.  You Don't Play With Revolution: The Montréal Lectures of C.L.R. James
James, C.L.R. AK Press 1904859933 / 9781904859932 PAPERBACK New 
1904859933 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 256 p. Audience: General/trade. Revolution is a serious business, and C.L.R. James knew more than most. Our brand-new collection presents eight never-before-published lectures by the celebrated Marxist cultural critic, delivered during his stay in Montreal in 1967 and 1968. Ranging in topic from Marx and Lenin to Shakespeare and Rousseau to Caribbean history and the Haitian Revolution, these lectures demonstrate the staggering breadth and clarity of James' knowledge and interest. Strikingly little information exists today about the period of time James spent working with West Indian intellectuals and students in Canada in the late 1960s, but the research of editor David Austin demonstrates the critical role these encounters played in the development of James' more mature critical theory. Readers just beginning to delve into James work will find this collection accessible and engaging, an ideal introduction to a complex and multi-faceted body of scholarship. Also included are two seminal interviews produced with James during his stay in Canada, selected correspondence from the time period, and an appendix of essays on James' work, which includes the seminal Marty Glaberman essay, "C.L.R. James: Man and His Work.". You Don't Play With Revolution also includes a preface by Robert A. Hill, co-founder of the C.L.R. James Study Circle and historical advisor to the new James archive at Columbia University, and a lengthy historical introduction by David Austin. C.L.R. James (1901-1989) was born in Trinidad and was a prominent anti-colonial scholar and cultural critic throughout his life. With Grace Lee and Raya Dunayevskaya, he helped define and popularize the autonomist Marxist tradition in the United States and Canada. David Austin is founder and trustee of the Alfie Roberts Institute, an independent research institute based in Montreal. 
Price: 19.00 USD

 
 
  3.   A New Notion: Two Works by C. L. R. James: Every Cook Can Govern and The Invading Socialist Society
James, C. L. R. PM Press 1604860472 / 9781604860474 PAPERBACK New 
1604860472 C.L.R. James was a leading figure in the independence movement in the West Indies, and the black and working-class movements in both Britain and the United States. As a major contributor to Marxist and revolutionary theory, his project was to discover, document, and elaborate the aspects of working-class activity that constitute the revolution in today's world. In this volume, Noel Ignatiev, author of How the Irish Became White, provides an extensive introduction to James? life and thought, before presenting two critical works that together illustrate the tremendous breadth and depth of James? worldview. The Invading Socialist Society, for James the fundamental document of his political tendency, shows clearly the power of James? political acumen and its relevance in today?s world with a clarity of analysis that anticipated future events to a remarkable extent. Every Cook Can Govern, is a short and eminently readable piece counterpoising direct with representative democracy, and getting to the heart of how we should relate to one another. Together these two works represent the principal themes that run through James?s life: implacable hostility toward all ?condescending saviors? of the working class, and undying faith in the power of ordinary people to build a new world. 
Price: 17.00 USD

     
 

 


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