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Author Weiss, Holger, author.

Title Framing a radical African Atlantic : African American agency, West African intellectuals, and the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers / by Holger Weiss
Published Leiden, the Netherlands : Brill, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 752 pages)
Series Studies in global social history ; volume 14
Studies in global social history ; v. 14
Contents List of Figures and Tables; Abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Prologue; 1. Outlining the Plot: The Comintern and the African Atlantic; 2. Reconstructing the ITUCNW Archives; 3. Categorization and Assessment of the ITUCNW Material; 4. Actors on Stage: Identifying Key Activists, their Networks and their Whereabouts; Part One Bankole; Chapter One The Communist International and the 'Negro Question'; 1. The Contours of a Radical Cosmopolitan African Atlantic World; 2. The Comintern, Anti-Colonialism and the Negro Theses; Chapter Two A Communist Agitator in West Africa?
1. The Making of an African Bolshevik2. The Münzenberg Connection; 2.1. Drafting a Resolution on the Negro Question; 2.2. Approaching Casely Hayford and Kobina Sekyi; 2.3. Meeting Mr. Richards; 3. Dreaming about a West African Workers Party and the Realities of Political Activism; 3.1. Aborted Contacts: The WAFU and the LAI; 3.2. Moscow and West Africa-Promises and Pitfalls; Part Two James; Chapter Three The Sixth Comintern Congres and the 'Negro Question'; 1. The Establishment of the Negro Bureau; 2. The Establishment of the ITUCNW
2. First Contacts with Africans3. Bleak Prospects in Berlin and London; 4. Caribbean and West African Sojourns; 5. Meanwhile in the USA . . .; 6. Instructions and Plan B; 7. London-Paris-London; 8. Activating Plan B: Berlin to Organize the Conference; 9. Hamburg, Eventually . . .; Chapter Six From Hamburg to Moscow and via Berlin to Hamburg; 1. The Political Consequences of the Hamburg Conference; 2. The Fifth RILU Congress and a New Focus for the ITUCNW; 3. Meetings in Berlin and the Outlines of an African Agenda; 4. Any Hopes for African Radical Activism in Western Europe?
5. Kouyaté, the LAI and the Lack of Support to the DSLVN6. The Establishment of the RILU Negro Bureau and the Hamburg Secretariat; Part Three George; Chapter Seven The ITUCNW in the RILU- and CI-apparatus, 1930-1933; 1. Visions about a 'Black International'; 1.1. A Truncated Radical African Atlantic?; 1.2. The End of the Black International; 1.3. November 1931: Exit Ford, Enter Padmore; 1.4. Frieda Schiff-more than Padmore's Secretary?; 2. The Hamburg Secretariat within the RILU-apparatus; 2.1. The RILU Negro Bureau; 2.2. The February and March 1931 RILU-Instructions to Ford
Chapter Four Moscow 1929-1930: The Negro Bureau, the (Provisional) ITUCNW and the World Negro Workers Conference1. Ford in Western Europe: Critical Reflections and Practical Considerations; 2. The 1929 Manifesto of the Negro Bureau; 3. The Negro Bureau and the British Communist Party; 4. The Negro Bureau, the LAI and the Münzenberg-Network; 5. Focus Africa: Prospects and Difficulties; 6. Organising Africans in Berlin; 7. Further Criticism: The Lack of Emphasize in Colonial Work; Chapter Five Towards a Global Agenda: The ITUCNW and the World Negro Workers Conference; 1. Moscow
Summary In Framing a Radical African Atlantic Holger Weiss presents the first analysis of the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers and the attempts by the Communist International to infiltrate in the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa during the interwar period
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Communist International.
International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers.
Communist International.
International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers.
African Americans -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Pan-Africanism -- History -- 20th century
African Americans -- Social conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9004261680