CLR James

An African “Homeland” for the Jewish Refugees? - CLR James

Written in 1938 while he was still a Trotskyist, CLR James writes about the plan to create a Jewish colony in Kenya. This was not a brand new idea in relation to the rise of Nazism, but had been supported by Theodor Herzl and Joseph Chamberlain (known as the Uganda Scheme).

The Making of the Caribbean People

This lecture on what James has called "perhaps the strangest community in existence" was delivered in Canada in the summer of 1966, at the Second Montreal Conference on West Indian Affairs.

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.