CLR James

Lectures on the Black Jacobins

CLR James

The Black Jacobins - how I came to write this book and what is in the book, what did I think was in the book when I wrote it and what do I find in the book now.
-CLR James

Modern Politics

Modern Politics

A series of lectures given in Trinidad in 1960.

The Black Jacobins Reader

The Black Jacobins Reader

The Black Jacobins Reader provides a comprehensive analysis of C. L. R. James's classic history of the Haitian Revolution.

Beyond a Boundry

Beyond a Boundry

CLR James' classic book on the politics of cricket.

Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

This history of renegade intellectuals and artists of the African diaspora throughout the twentieth century begins with the premise that the catalyst for political engagement has never been misery, poverty, or oppression. People are drawn to social movement because of hope: their dreams of a new world radically different from the one they inherited.

Reflections on Pan-Africanism

Transcript of speech given on November 20, 1973. James discusses George Padmore's break with the USSR, Jomo Kenyatta, Kwame Nkrumah, Julius Nyerere and other figures.

Walter Rodney and the Question of Power

A talk by CLR James' given six months after the assassination of Walter Rodney, with introduction by the Race Today Collective.

Silences on the suppression of workers self-emancipation: historical problems with CLR James's interpretation of V.I. Lenin

Matthew Quest, writing for Insurgent Notes, details CLR James' treatment of Lenin across decades of James' work. While CLR James broke with with Trotskyism and Trotsky as well as the Leninist party form, he never properly broke with Lenin or his works.

The Dragon and the Hydra: A Historical Study of Organizational Methods

Tacky's War

Investigation by Russell Maroon Schoatz into the methods of organisation used by maroons in Suriname and Jamaica, and the conflict between hierarchical and decentralised forms of organisation in the Haitian revolution.

The Coal Miners’ General Strike of 1949-50 and the Birth of Marxist-Humanism in the U.S.

Written by Andy Philips with a foreword by Raya Dunayevska this gives an overview of the 1949-1950 US coal strike by a participant.