Black marxism: the making of the Black radical tradition

by Cedric J. Robinson

Black marxism (Paperback, 2000, University of North Carolina Press)

Paperback, 436 pages

English language

Published Feb 25th 2000 by University of North Carolina Press.

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In this ambitious work, first published in 1983, Cedric Robinson demonstrates that efforts to understand black people's history of resistance solely through the prism of Marxist theory are incomplete and inaccurate. Marxist analyses tend to presuppose European models of history and experience that downplay the significance of black people and black communities as agents of change and resistance. Black radicalism …

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