The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic

Featherstone, D. and Høgsbjerg, C. (Eds.) (2021) The Red and the Black: The Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic. Series: Racism, Resistance and Social Change. Manchester University Press: Manchester. ISBN 9781526144300

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The Russian Revolution of 1917 was not just a world-historical event in its own right, but also struck powerful blows against racism and imperialism, and so inspired many black radicals internationally. This edited collection explores the implications of the creation of the Soviet Union and the Communist International for black and colonial liberation struggles across the African diaspora. It examines the critical intellectual influence of Marxism and Bolshevism on the current of revolutionary 'black internationalism' and analyses how 'Red October' was viewed within the contested articulations of different struggles against racism and colonialism. Challenging European-centred understandings of the Russian Revolution and the global left, The Red and the Black offers new insights on the relations between Communism, various lefts and anti-colonialisms across the Black Atlantic - including Garveyism and various other strands of Pan-Africanism. The volume makes a major and original intellectual contribution by making the relations between the Russian Revolution and the Black Atlantic central to debates on questions relating to racism, resistance and social change.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Featherstone, Dr David
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
Publisher:Manchester University Press

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