Robin D.G. Kelley

Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

Race Rebels: Culture, Politics, and the Black Working Class

A leftist history of unconventional resistance by 20th-century African-Americans to racial, class, and sexual oppression.

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.

Identity Politics and Class Struggle

Robin D. G. Kelley

Article from 1997 by Robin D. G. Kelley on discussions around identity politics and class struggle. While written twenty years ago it remains relevant to current discussions on the same topic.

A History of Pan-African Revolt

A History of Pan-African Revolt

A survey of revolt across the African world by C.LR. James, first published in 1938.

Cedric J. Robinson: the Making of a Black Radical Intellectual

Cedric J. Robinson

Robin D. G. Kelley's obituary for Cedric Robinson.

Discourse on Colonialism

Discourse on Colonialism

An essay first published in 1950 with a new introduction by Robin D.G. Kelley.

Hammer and hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression - Robin D. G. Kelley

A book by Robin D. G. Kelley about the Communist Party USA's efforts organizing in Alabama during The Great Depression.