Revolutionary Lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917

David Featherstone (Editor), Christian Hogsbjerg (Editor), Alan Rice (Editor)

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This volume explores the life histories of a wide range of radical figures whose political activity in relation to the black liberation struggle was catalysed or profoundly shaped by the global impact and legacy of the Russian Revolution of 1917. Detailed engagements with the political trajectories of figures including C.L.R. James, Paul Robeson, Walter Rodney and Grace P. Campbell opens up a set of diverse perspectives and engagements with different articulations of black internationalisms in the wake of the Russian Revolution. This enables a focus on the different and contested terms on which these relations were shaped, negotiated and lived. Such a biographical approach brings a vivid and distinctive lens to bear on how racialized social and political worlds were negotiated and experienced, and also on historic black radical engagements with left political movements and organising.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages360
ISBN (Print)9781526144782
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022

Publication series

NameRacism, Resistance and Social Change
PublisherManchester University Press


  • Black Atlantic
  • Race
  • life history
  • Russian Revolution
  • Black Internationalism
  • life writing
  • Communism


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