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George Padmore and Decolonization from Below : Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire

Author: Leslie James
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that the rising tide of anti-colonialism after the 1930s should be considered a turning point not just in harnessing a new mood or feeling of unity, but primarily as one that viewed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: George Padmore; George Padmore; George Padmore
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leslie James
ISBN: 9781137352019 1137352019 9781349469062 1349469068
OCLC Number: 881655900
Description: x, 274 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the artful anti-colonialist --
Origins: "The most completely political Negro" --
Putting empire in black and white: Padmore's ideas about race and empire --
"The long, long night is over": a war of opportunity? --
Writing anti-imperial solidarity from London: George Padmore's colonial journalism, 1940-1951 --
The psychological moment: the Colonial Office, pan-Africanism, and the problem of the Soviet Union, 1946-1950 --
A buttress for the "beacon light" --
The era of Padmore the "outsider": nation, diaspora, and modernity, 1950-1956 --
Ghana, death, and the afterlife --
Conclusion: "The soliloquy of Africa".
Series Title: Cambridge imperial and post-colonial studies series.
Responsibility: Leslie James, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, University of Birmingham, UK.
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