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Race and the Totalitarian Century

Geopolitics in the Black Literary Imagination

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$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674971080

Publication Date: 10/03/2016

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496 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 halftones

World

  • Introduction: Free Worlds
  • I. Race and the Totalitarian Century
    • 1. The Figure of the Negro Soldier: Racial Democracy and World War
    • 2. Our Totalitarian Critics: Desegregation, Decolonization, and the Cold War
    • 3. The Twilight of Empire: The Suez Canal Crisis of 1956 and the Black Public Sphere
  • II. How to Build Socialist Modernity in the Third World
    • 4. The Right to Fail: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Communist Hypothesis
    • 5. From Nkrumah’s Ghana to Nasser’s Egypt: Shirley Graham as Partisan
    • 6. Bandung or Barbarism: Richard Wright on Terror in Freedom
  • Conclusion: Memory and Paranoia
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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