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Horne, Gerald

Works: 55 works in 259 publications in 1 language and 24,403 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E185.97.D73, B
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Most widely held works about Gerald Horne
Most widely held works by Gerald Horne
W.E.B. Du Bois a biography by Gerald Horne( )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Carrying W.E.B. Du Bois from his birth in Massachusetts in 1868 to his death in Ghana in 1963, this concise encyclopedia covers all of the highlights of his life--his studying at Fisk, Harvard, and Berlin, his tiff with Booker T. Washington, his role with the NAACP and Pan-Africanism, his writings, his globe trotting, and his exile in Ghana. With contributions by leading scholars and a foreword by David Levering Lewis, the book provides a complete overview of Du Bois's life. Featuring the highlights of his life, the events and personalities that influenced him, his intellectual contributions, and his activism, this book provides a complete understanding of this highly influential intellectual activist. With the conclusion of the Cold War, there is the opportunity to obtain a fuller, more complete understanding of Du Bois' entire life. Providing full coverage of his latter crucial years--often ignored in earlier works--this book provides the latest scholarly insights, including a major entry by prizewinning scholar Brenda Gayle Plummer."--Publisher's website
Race woman the lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois by Gerald Horne( )
12 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A woman of many talents, Graham Du Bois was a controversial figure who at various times championed the civil rights movement in America, the liberation struggles in Africa and the socialist development of Maoist China. Politically and culturally active long before she married W.E.B. Du Bois, Graham Du Bois wore many hats and lived many lives. Horne tells her remarkable story, exploring her work as a Harlem Renaissance playwright, biographer, composer, teacher, novelist, Left political activist, advisor and inspiration."--Jacket
The deepest south the United States, Brazil, and the African slave trade by Gerald Horne( )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During its heyday in the nineteenth century, the African slave trade was fueled by the close relationship of the United States and Brazil. The Deepest South tells the disturbing story of how U.S. nationals - before and after Emancipation -- continued to actively participate in this odious commerce by creating diplomatic, social, and political ties with Brazil, which today has the largest population of African origin outside of Africa itself. Proslavery Americans began to accelerate their presence in Brazil in the 1830s, creating alliances there-sometimes friendly, often contentious-with Portug
The final victim of the blacklist John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten by Gerald Horne( )
15 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Before he attained notoriety as Dean of the Hollywood Ten - the blacklisted screenwriters and directors persecuted because of their varying ties to the Communist Party - John Howard Lawson had become one of the most brilliant, successful, and intellectual screenwriters on the Hollywood scene in the 1930s and 1940s, with several hits to his credit including "Blockade", "Sahara", and "Action in the North Atlantic". After his infamous, almost violent, 1947 hearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee, Lawson spent time in prison and his lucrative career was effectively over. Studded with anecdotes and based on previously untapped archives, this first biography of Lawson brings alive his era and features many of his prominent friends and associates, including John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Charles Chaplin, Gene Kelly, Edmund Wilson, Ernest Hemingway, Humphrey Bogart, Dalton Trumbo, Ring Lardner, Jr., and many others. Lawson's life becomes a prism through which we gain a clearer perspective on the evolution and machinations of McCarthyism and anti-Semitism in the United States, on the influence of the left on Hollywood, and on a fascinating man whose radicalism served as a foil for launching the political careers of two Presidents: Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. In vivid, marvelously detailed prose, "Final Victim of the Blacklist" restores this major figure to his rightful place in history as it recounts one of the most captivating episodes in twentieth-century cinema and politics
Red Seas Ferdinand Smith and radical black sailors in the United States and Jamaica by Gerald Horne( )
12 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the heyday of the U.S. and international labor movements in the 1930s and 1940s, Ferdinand Smith, the Jamaican-born co-founder and second-in-command of the National Maritime Union (NMU), stands out as one of the most-if not the most-powerful black labor leaders in the United States. Smith's active membership in the Communist Party, however, coupled with his bold labor radicalism and shaky immigration status, brought him under continual surveillance by U.S. authorities, especially during the Red Scare in the 1950s. Smith was eventually deported to his homeland of Jamaica, where he continued his radical labor and political organizing until his death in 1961. Gerald Horne draws on Smith's life to make insightful connections between labor radicalism and the Civil Rights Movement-demonstrating that the gains of the latter were propelled by the former and undermined by anticommunism. Moreover, Red Seas uncovers the little-known experiences of black sailors and their contribution to the struggle for labor and civil rights, the history of the Communist Party and its black members, and the significant dimensions of Jamaican labor and political radicalism"--Publisher description
The color of fascism Lawrence Dennis, racial passing, and the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States by Gerald Horne( )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What does it mean that Lawrence Dennis--arguably the "brains" behind U.S. fascism--was born black but spent his entire adult life passing for white? Born in Atlanta in 1893, Dennis began life as a highly touted African American child preacher, touring nationally and arousing audiences with his dark-skinned mother as his escort. However, at some point between leaving prep school and entering Harvard University, he chose to abandon his family and his former life as an African American in order to pass for white. Dennis went on to work for the State Department and on Wall Street, and ultimately bec
The white Pacific U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War by Gerald Horne( )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward a "white pacific" -- Blackbirding -- "Bully" -- Fiji -- The KKK in the Pacific -- Hawaiian supremacy? -- Hawaii conquered -- A Black Pacific? -- Toward a "white" Australia -- Toward Pearl Harbor--and beyond
Negro comrades of the Crown African Americans and the British empire fight the U.S. before emancipation by Gerald Horne( )
13 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While it is well known that more Africans fought on behalf of the British than with the successful patriots of the American Revolution, Gerald Horne reveals in his latest work of historical recovery that after 1776, Africans and African-Americans continued to collaborate with Great Britain against the United States in battles big and small until the Civil War. Many African Americans viewed Britain, an early advocate of abolitionism and emancipator of its own slaves, as a powerful ally in their resistance to slavery in the Americas. This allegiance was far-reaching, from the Caribbean to outposts in North America to Canada. In turn, the British welcomed and actively recruited both fugitive and free African Americans, arming them and employing them in military engagements throughout the Atlantic World, as the British sought to maintain a foothold in the Americas following the Revolution. In this path-breaking book, Horne rewrites the history of slave resistance by placing it for the first time in the context of military and diplomatic wrangling between Britain and the United States. Painstakingly researched and full of revelations, Negro Comrades of the Crown is among the first book-length studies to highlight the Atlantic origins of the Civil War, and the active role played by African Americans within these external factors that led to it
Race war white supremacy and the Japanese attack on the British Empire by Gerald Horne( )
14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Japan's lightning march across Asia during World War II was swift and brutal. How were the Japanese able to justify their occupation of so many Asian nations? And how did they find supporters in countries they subdued and exploited? Race War! delves into forgotten history to reveal how European racism and colonialism were deftly exploited by the Japanese to create allies among formerly colonized people of color. Through interviews and original archival research on five continents, Gerald Horne shows how race played a key - and hitherto ignored - role in each phase of the war."--Jacket
Cold War in a hot zone the United States confronts labor and independence struggles in the British West Indies by Gerald Horne( )
14 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fresh view of U.S involvement in the British West Indies during the Cold War
Fire this time : the Watts Uprising and the 1960s by Gerald Horne( Book )
7 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In August 1965 the predominantly black neighborhood of Watts in Los Angeles erupted in flames and violence following an incident of police brutality. This is the first comprehensive treatment of that uprising. Property losses reached hundreds of millions of dollars and the official death toll was thirty-four, but the political results were even more profound. The civil rights movement was placed on the defensive as the image of meek and angelic protestors in the South was replaced by the image of "rioting" blacks in the West. A "white backlash" ensued that led directly to Ronald Reagan's election as governor of California in 1966. In Fire This Time Horne delineates the central roles played by Ronald Reagan, Tom Bradley, Martin Luther King, Jr., Edmund G. Brown, and organizations such as the NAACP, Black Panthers, Nation of Islam, and gangs. He documents the role of the Cold War in the dismantling of legalized segregation, and he looks at the impact of race, region, class, gender, and age on postwar Los Angeles. All this he considers in light of world developments, particularly in Vietnam, the Soviet Union, China, and Africa
Class struggle in Hollywood, 1930-1950 : moguls, mobsters, stars, Reds, & trade unionists by Gerald Horne( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book is destined to be a bombshell in the field and perhaps far beyond the field."--Paul Buhle, coauthor of Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist As World War II wound down in 1945 and the cold war heated up, the skilled trades that made up the Conference of Studio Unions (CSU) began a tumultuous strike at the major Hollywood studios. This turmoil escalated further when the studios retaliated by locking out CSU in 1946. This labor unrest unleashed a fury of Red-baiting that allowed studio moguls to crush the union and seize control of the production process, with far-reaching consequences. This engrossing book probes the motives and actions of all the players to reveal the full story of the CSU strike and the resulting lockout of 1946. Gerald Horne draws extensively on primary materials and oral histories to document how limited a "threat" the Communist party actually posed in Hollywood, even as studio moguls successfully used the Red scare to undermine union clout, prevent film stars from supporting labor, and prove the moguls' own patriotism. Horne also discloses that, unnoticed amid the turmoil, organized crime entrenched itself in management and labor, gaining considerable control over both the "product" and the profits of Hollywood. This research demonstrates that the CSU strike and lockout were a pivotal moment in Hollywood history, with consequences for everything from production values, to the kinds of stories told in films, to permanent shifts in the centers of power
Black and red : W.E.B. Du Bois and the Afro-American response to the Cold War, 1944-1963 by Gerald Horne( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The end of empires African Americans and India by Gerald Horne( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Martin Luther King Jr.'s adaptation of Gandhi's doctrine of nonviolent resistance is the most visible example of the rich history of ties between African Americans and India. In The End of Empires, Gerald Horne provides an unprecedented history of the relationship between African Americans and Indians in the period leading up to Indian independence in 1947. Recognizing their common history of exploitation, Horne writes, African Americans and Indians interacted frequently and eventually created alliances, which were advocated by W.E.B. Du Bois, among other leaders. Horne tells the fascinating story of these exchanges, including the South Asian influence on the Nation of Islam and the close friendship between Paul Robeson and India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Based on extensive archival research in India, the United States and the United Kingdom, The End of Empires breaks new ground in the effort to put African American history into a global context."--Jacket
Black revolutionary : William Patterson and the globalization of the African American freedom struggle by Gerald Horne( )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America by Gerald Horne( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity. But the Africans then residing in the colonies overwhelmingly sided with London. In this trailblazing book, Gerald Horne complements his earlier celebrated Negro Comrades of the Crown, by showing that in the prelude to 1776, the abolition of slavery seemed all but inevitable in London, delighting Africans as much as it outraged slaveholders, and sparking the colonial revolt. In the prelude to 1776, more and more Africans were joining the British military, and anti-slavery sentiments were deepening throughout Britain. And in the Caribbean, rebellious Africans were chasing Europeans to the mainland. Unlike their counterparts in London, the European colonists overwhelmingly associated enslaved Africans with subversion and hostility to the status quo. For European colonists, the major threat to security in North America was a foreign invasion combined with an insurrection of the enslaved. And as 1776 approached, London-imposed abolition throughout the colonies was a very real and threatening possibility--a possibility the founding fathers feared could bring the slave rebellions of Jamaica and Antigua to the thirteen colonies. To forestall it, they went to war. The so-called Revolutionary War, Horne writes, was in large part a counter-revolution, a conservative movement that the founding fathers fought in order to preserve their liberty to enslave others--and which today takes the form of a racialized conservatism and a persistent racism targeting the descendants of the enslaved. The Counter-Revolution of 1776 drives us to a radical new understanding of the traditional heroic creation myth of the United States." -- Publisher's description
Black and brown : African Americans and the Mexican Revolution, 1910-1920 by Gerald Horne( Book )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on archives on both sides of the border, the author chronicles the political currents which created and then undermined the Mexican border as a relative safe haven for African Americans
Communist front? : the Civil Rights Congress, 1946-1956 by Gerald Horne( Book )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fighting in paradise labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi by Gerald Horne( )
7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the barrel of a gun : the United States and the war against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980 by Gerald Horne( Book )
8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Horne, Gerald Charles 1949-
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