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James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert) 1901-1989

Overview
Works: 309 works in 944 publications in 5 languages and 33,585 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Drama  Fiction  Personal narratives 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Honoree, Speaker
Classifications: PR9272.9.J35, 335.4
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The Black Jacobins; Toussaint L'Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution by C. L. R James( Book )
96 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the successful slave revolt of 1791 in Haiti, which eventually resulted in the establishment of the Negro state of Haiti
Marxism for our times C.L.R. James on revolutionary organization by C. L. R James( )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rarely as in the collection here can one encounter an essayist, novelist, historian, and political leader like the late C.L.R. James in the working throes of forming and then fomenting personal political theory. In Marxism for Our Times, editor Martin Glaberman has gathered the writings and theoretical discussions of this noted Caribbean writer. These pamphlets, mimeographs, letters, and lectures by James were nearly inaccessible until now. Within these works, James works to situate himself within the classical Marxist tradition while rejecting the Vanguard Party as unsuitable for our times
C.L.R. James on the "Negro question" by C. L. R James( )
5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beyond a boundary by C. L. R James( Book )
44 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stalin, a critical survey of bolshevism by Boris Souvarine( Book )
13 editions published between 1935 and 1972 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New notion two works by C. L. R James( )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Portraying C. L. R. James as a leading figure in the independence movement in the West Indies and in the black and working-class movements in both Britain and the United States, this volume provides an extensive introduction to James's life and thought before presenting two critical works that illustrate the tremendous breadth and depth of his worldview. Both long-out-of-print pamphlets display James's contributions to Marxist and revolutionary theory as he documents and elaborates on the aspects of working-class activity that constitute the revolution in today's world. Fully encapsulating James's thoughts on democracy and workers' emancipation, these essential works represent the principal themes that run through James's life: implacable hostility toward all condescending saviors of the working class and an underlying faith in the power of ordinary people to build a new world
Mariners, renegades, and castaways; the story of Herman Melville and the world we live in by C. L. R James( Book )
19 editions published between 1953 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of pan-African revolt by C. L. R James( Book )
15 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
American civilization by C. L. R James( Book )
7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nkrumah and the Ghana revolution by C. L. R James( Book )
14 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World revolution, 1917-1936; the rise and fall of the Communist International by C. L. R James( Book )
32 editions published between 1937 and 1994 in 3 languages and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Minty Alley by C. L. R James( Book )
26 editions published between 1936 and 1997 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There is a strong belief among devotees of C.L.R. James that it is not possible to have full comprehension of Caribbean literary art in English without first reading Minty Alley. Although frequently reprinted in the United Kingdom, Minty Alley at last reaches the United States. In this ground-breaking novel, James discerns new forms of society rooted in the oldest of desires and aspirations through the interactions of the characters of Maisie, Haynes, Mrs. Rouse, and Benoit. In the everyday language and unforgettable dialogue James reveals new modes of human relationships. Haynes, a young middle-class lodger at No. 2 Minty Alley, becomes both confidant and judge as he examines the other inhabitants at this address. From his experiences he is made aware of the educated West Indian's impoverishing alienation from society's mainstream. Through Haynes's vivid narration James reveals the rich cultural life on Minty Alley. Haynes, an outsider among people of lower class, knows his fellow lodgers only as they have revealed themselves to him through their speech and actions, yet each has a mysterious inner life
Fighting racism in World War II by C. L. R James( Book )
11 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The future in the present : selected writings by C. L. R James( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1980 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of Negro revolt by C. L. R James( Book )
20 editions published between 1938 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
State capitalism and world revolution by C. L. R James( Book )
17 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Originally published in 1950, this analysis by three respected activists successfully predicted the future course of Marxism. Their revolutionary critique of industrial civilization possessed a striking originality that was insular in its political context and optimistic in its expectations for the working class. They envisioned that the working class activity would defy trends away from class and social issues and toward the so-called End of Ideology. Brought forth in a new edition, this viewpoint and others reveals much, even years later, that challenges Marxist and other orthodoxies. State Capitalism and World Revolution is the most succinct version of C. L. R. James and his collaborators general conclusions about industrial culture and is a pioneering critique of Lenin and Trotsky, and a reclamation of Marx. This edition includes the original preface from Martin Glaberman and a new introduction from Paul Buhle
Modern Politics by C. L. R James( Book )
15 editions published between 1960 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Back in print for the first time in 30 years, this volume provides a brilliant and accessible summation of the ideas of left Marxist giant C. L. R. James. Originally delivered in 1960 as a series of lectures in his native Trinidad, James's wide-ranging erudition and enduring relevance are powerfully displayed. From his analysis of revolutionary history and the role of literature, art, and culture in society to an interrogation of the ideas and philosophy of such thinkers as Rousseau, Lenin, and Trotsky, this is a magnificent tour de force from a critically engaged thinker at the height of his powers. Still relevant to politics today and an essential introduction to an important body of work, the ideas of C. L. R. James remain as necessary and illuminating for this century as they have for the last
Spheres of existence : selected writings by C. L. R James( Book )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the rendezvous of victory : selected writings by C. L. R James( Book )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Notes on dialectics : Hegel, Marx, Lenin by C. L. R James( Book )
13 editions published between 1948 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Johnson, J. R., 1901-1989

James, C. 1901-1989
James, C. L. R.
James, C. L. R. 1901-
James C.L.R. 1901-1989
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-
James, C. L. R. (Cyril Lionel Robert), 1901-1989
James, C. R.
James Cyril 1901-1989
James, Cyril L.
James, Cyril L. 1901-1989
James, Cyril L. R. 1901-1989
James, Cyril Lionel Robert
James, Cyril Lionel Robert 1901-1989
James, P. I. R.
Johnson, J. R.
Johnson, J. R. 1901-1989
Kamikaze
Kamikaze 1901-1989
ジェームズ, C. L. R
Languages
English (434)
French (23)
Japanese (7)
Spanish (5)
German (4)
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