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Horne, Gerald

Works: 82 works in 421 publications in 2 languages and 34,928 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies  Encyclopedias  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: E185.97.D73, B
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Most widely held works about Gerald Horne
Most widely held works by Gerald Horne
Race woman : the lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois by Gerald Horne( )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,475 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 final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood Ten by Gerald Horne( )

20 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,200 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 deepest south : the United States, Brazil, and the African slave trade by Gerald Horne( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2,099 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."--Publisher description
The color of fascism : Lawrence Dennis, racial passing, and the rise of right-wing extremism in the United States by Gerald Horne( )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 2,063 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 became the public face of U.S. fascism, meeting with Mussolini and other fascist leaders in Europe. He underwent trial for sedition during World War II, almost landing in prison, and ultimately became a Cold War critic before dying in obscurity in 1977." "Based on extensive archival research, The Color of Fascism blends biography, social history, and critical race theory to illuminate the life of this complex and enigmatic man. Gerald Horne links passing and fascism, the two main poles of Dennis's life, suggesting that Dennis's anger with the U.S. as a result of his upbringing in Jim Crow Georgia led him to alliances with the antagonists of the U.S. and that his personal isolation informed his political isolationism." "Dennis's life is a testament to the resilience of right-wing thought in the U.S. The first full-scale biographical portrait of this figure, The Color of Fascism also links the strange career of a prominent American who chose to pass."--BOOK JACKET
Red Seas : Ferdinand Smith and radical black sailors in the United States and Jamaica by Gerald Horne( )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,014 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 white Pacific : U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil War by Gerald Horne( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[Book title] ranges over the broad expanse of Oceania to reconstruct the history of "blackbirding" (slave trading) in the region. It examines the role of U.S. citizens (many of them ex-slaveholders and ex-confederates) in the trade and its roots in Civil War dislocations. What unfolds is a dramatic tale of unfree labor, conflicts between formal and informal empire, white supremacy, threats to sovereignty in Hawaii, the origins of a White Australian policy, and the rise of Japan as a Pacific power and putative protector."--Back cover
Negro comrades of the Crown : African Americans and the British Empire fight the U.S. before emancipation by Gerald Horne( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 1,863 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( )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,625 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
W.E.B. Du Bois : an encyclopedia by Gerald Horne( )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and French and held by 1,565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Following 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 studies at Fisk, Harvard, and Berlin, his famous 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 encyclopedia provides a complete highlighted overview of Du Bois' life, the events and personalities that influenced him, his intellectual contributions, and his activism."--Jacket
Paul Robeson : the artist as revolutionary by Gerald Horne( )

14 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A world-famous singer and actor, a trained lawyer, an early star of American professional football and a polyglot who spoke over a dozen languages. These could be the crowning achievements of a life well-lived, yet for Paul Robeson the higher calling of social justice led him to abandon the theater and Hollywood to become one of the most important political activists of his generation. Gerald Horne's biography uses Robeson's remarkable and revolutionary life to tell the story of the 20th century's great political struggles: against racism, against colonialism, and for international socialism. -- from back cover
Black revolutionary : William Patterson and the globalization of the African American freedom struggle by Gerald Horne( )

10 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and held by 1,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A leading African American Communist, lawyer William L. Patterson was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the defeat of Jim Crow by virtue of his leadership of the Scottsboro campaign in the 1930s. In this biography, the author highlights Patterson's efforts for African American equality, his "We Charge Genocide" petition to the United Nations, and his work with the Black Panther Party. The author evaluates the effect of the Cold War on the freedom movement, the relationship between the Communist Party and the African American community, and the FBI's infiltration of the Communist Party, through government documents, newspapers, personal papers and archival materials
Cold War in a hot zone : the United States confronts labor and independence struggles in the British West Indies by Gerald Horne( )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fresh view of U.S involvement in the British West Indies during the Cold War
W.E.B. Du Bois : a biography by Gerald Horne( )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 1,086 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
The counter-revolution of 1776 : slave resistance and the origins of the United States of America by Gerald Horne( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,086 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
Class struggle in Hollywood, 1930-1950 : moguls, mobsters, stars, Reds, & trade unionists by Gerald Horne( )

14 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 961 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
Fighting in paradise : labor unions, racism, and communists in the making of modern Hawaiʻi by Gerald Horne( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerful labour movements played a critical role in shaping modern Hawaii, beginning in the 1930s, when International Longshore and Warehousemen's Union (ILWU) representatives were dispatched to the islands to organize plantation and dock labourers. They were stunned by the feudal conditions they found in Hawaii, where the majority of workers - Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, and Filipino in origin - were routinely subjected to repression and racism at the hands of white bosses. This work details for the first time how radicalism and racism helped shape Hawaii in the twentieth century
Confronting Black Jacobins : the United States, the Haitian Revolution, and the origins of the Dominican Republic by Gerald Horne( )

19 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Haitian Revolution, the product of the first successful slave revolt, was truly world-historic in its impact. When Haiti declared independence in 1804, the leading powers--France, Great Britain, and Spain--suffered an ignominious defeat and the New World was remade. The island revolution also had a profound impact on Haiti's mainland neighbor, the United States. Inspiring the enslaved and partisans of emancipation while striking terror throughout the Southern slaveocracy, it propelled the fledgling nation one step closer to civil war. Gerald Horne's pathbreaking new work explores the complex and often fraught relationship between the United States and the island of Hispaniola. Giving particular attention to the responses of African Americans, Horne surveys the reaction in the United States to the revolutionary process in the nation that became Haiti, the splitting of the island in 1844, which led to the formation of the Dominican Republic, and the failed attempt by the United States to annex both in the 1870s. Drawing upon a rich collection of archival and other primary source materials, Horne deftly weaves together a disparate array of voices--world leaders and diplomats, slaveholders, white abolitionists, and the freedom fighters he terms Black Jacobins. Horne at once illuminates the tangled conflicts of the colonial powers, the commercial interests and imperial ambitions of U.S. elites, and the brutality and tenacity of the American slaveholding class, while never losing sight of the freedom struggles of Africans both on the island and on the mainland, which sought the fulfillment of the emancipatory promise of 18th century republicanism"--Provided by publisher
The end of empires : African Americans and India by Gerald Horne( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 919 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
The rise and fall of the Associated Negro Press : Claude Barnett's Pan-African news and the Jim Crow paradox by Gerald Horne( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For more than fifty years, the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (ANP) fought racism at home and grew into an international news organization abroad. At its head stood founder Claude Barnett, who forged links with figures as diverse as Jawaharlal Nehru, Zora Neale Hurston, and Richard Nixon. This book weaves Barnett's life story through a history of the ANP, including its deep dedication to Pan-Africanism. Barnett also helped send doctors and teachers to Africa, advised African governments, gave priority to foreign newsgathering, and saw the African American struggle in global terms. Yet the author also confronts Barnett's contradictions. A member of the African American elite, Barnett's sympathies with black aspirations often clashed with his ethics and a powerful desire to join the upper echelons of business and government. In the end, Barnett's activist success undid his work
Fire this time : the Watts Uprising and the 1960s by Gerald Horne( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 820 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
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Race woman : the lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois
The final victim of the blacklist : John Howard Lawson, dean of the Hollywood TenThe deepest south : the United States, Brazil, and the African slave tradeThe color of fascism : Lawrence Dennis, racial passing, and the rise of right-wing extremism in the United StatesRed Seas : Ferdinand Smith and radical black sailors in the United States and JamaicaThe white Pacific : U.S. imperialism and Black slavery in the South Seas after the Civil WarNegro comrades of the Crown : African Americans and the British Empire fight the U.S. before emancipationRace war : white supremacy and the Japanese attack on the British EmpireW.E.B. Du Bois : an encyclopedia
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Gerald Horne historiador estauxunidense

Gerald Horne Professor of History and African American Studies

Horne, Gerald

Horne, Gerald Charles 1949-

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