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Horne, Gerald

Works: 56 works in 234 publications in 1 language and 20,422 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Case studies  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: E185.97.D73, B
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W.E.B. Du Bois a biography by Gerald Horne ( )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,642 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." - from publisher's website
Race woman the lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois by Gerald Horne ( )
10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,927 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."--BOOK JACKET
The deepest south the United States, Brazil, and the African slave trade by Gerald Horne ( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,633 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 ( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,465 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
The color of fascism Lawrence Dennis, racial passing, and the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States by Gerald Horne ( )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,369 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 1,325 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 ( )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,242 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 ( )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,172 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
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 792 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
Cold War in a hot zone the United States confronts labor and independence struggles in the British West Indies by Gerald Horne ( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A fresh view of U.S involvement in the British West Indies during the Cold War
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 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Class struggle in Hollywood, 1930-1950 : moguls, mobsters, stars, Reds, & trade unionists by Gerald Horne ( Book )
14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 667 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
The end of empires African Americans and India by Gerald Horne ( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 653 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
Red Seas : Ferdinand Smith and radical black sailors in the United States and Jamaica by Gerald Horne ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 616 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
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 489 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 )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the barrel of a gun : the United States and the war against Zimbabwe, 1965-1980 by Gerald Horne ( Book )
7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black liberation/red scare : Ben Davis and the Communist Party by Gerald Horne ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black Liberation/Red Scare is a study of an African-American Communist leader, Ben Davis, Jr. (1904-64). Though it examines the numerous grassroots campaigns that he was involved in, it is first and foremost a study of the man and secondarily a study of the Communist party from the 1930s to the 1960s. By examining the public life of an important party leader, Gerald Horne uniquely approaches the story of how and why the party rose - and fell. Ben Davis, Jr., was the son of a prominent Atlanta publisher and businessman who was also the top African-American leader of the Republican party until the onset of the Great Depression. Davis was trained for the black elite at Morehouse, Amherst, and Harvard Law School. After graduating from Harvard, he joined the Communist party, where he remained as one of its most visible leaders for thirty years. In 1943, after being endorsed by his predecessor, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., he was elected to the New York City Council from Harlem and subsequently reelected by a larger margin in 1945. Davis received support from such community figures as NAACP leader Roy Wilkins, boxer Joe Louis, and musician Duke Ellington. While on the council Davis fought for rent control and progressive taxation and struggled against transit fare hikes and police brutality. With the onset of the Red Scare and the Cold War, Davis - like the Communist party itself - was marginalized. The Cold War made it difficult for the U.S. to compete with Moscow for the hearts and minds of African-Americans while they were subjected to third-class citizenship at home. Yet in return for civil rights concessions, African-American organizations such as the NAACP were forced to distance themselves from figures such as Ben Davis. In 1949 he was ousted unceremoniously (and perhaps illegally) from the City Council. He was put on trial, jailed in 1951, and not released until 1956, when the civil rights movement was gathering momentum. His friendship with the King family, based upon family ties in Atlanta, was the ostensible cause for the FBI surveillance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and COINTELPRO, the counterintelligence program of the FBI, which was aimed initially at the CP-USA, made sure to keep a close eye on Davis as well. But when the civil rights movement reached full strength in the 1960s Davis's controversial appearances at college campuses helped to set the stage for a new era of activism at universities. Davis died in 1964. According to Horne, the time has now come when he, along with his good friend Paul Robeson and W.E.B. DuBois, should be regarded as a premier leader of African-Americans and the U.S. Left during the twentieth century
Mau Mau in Harlem? : the U.S. and the liberation of Kenya by Gerald Horne ( Book )
18 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on archival research on three continents, this book addresses the interpenetration of two closely related movements: the struggle against white supremacy and Jim Crow in the U.S., and the struggle against similar forces and for national liberation in Colonial Kenya
Powell v. Alabama : the Scottsboro boys and American justice by Gerald Horne ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the individuals and the issues involved in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case which affirmed the right of an accused person to effective legal representation
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