Forthcoming Book: “The Black Jacobins Reader”

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Edited by Charles Forsdick and Christian Høgsbjerg, The Black Jacobins Reader is forthcoming in 2017 as part of the The C. L. R. James Archives series at Duke University Press.

Description: Containing a wealth of new scholarship and rare primary documents, The Black Jacobins Reader provides a comprehensive analysis of C. L. R. James’s classic history of the Haitian Revolution. In addition to considering the book’s literary qualities and its role in James’s emergence as a writer and thinker, the contributors discuss its production, context, and its enduring importance in relation to debates about decolonization, globalization, postcolonialism, and the emergence of neocolonial modernity. The Reader also includes the reflections of activists and novelists on the book’s influence and a transcription of James’s 1970 interview with Studs Terkel.

Contributors: Mumia Abu-Jamal, David Austin, Madison Smartt Bell, Anthony Bogues, John H. Bracey Jr., Rachel Douglas, Laurent Dubois, Claudius K. Fergus, Carolyn E. Fick, Charles Forsdick, Dan Georgakas, Robert A. Hill, Christian Høgsbjerg, Selma James, Pierre Naville, Nick Nesbitt, Aldon Lynn Nielsen, Matthew Quest, David M. Rudder, Bill Schwarz, David Scott, Russell Maroon Shoatz, and Matthew J. Smith.

Editors: Charles Forsdick is James Barrow Professor of French at the University of Liverpool; Christian Høgsbjerg is Teaching Fellow in Caribbean History at University College London’s Institute of the Americas; series editor Robert A. Hill is Research Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles.

For more information, see https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-black-jacobins-reader?viewby=series&categoryid=69&sort=newest

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