Race and Revolution

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Mai 2003



This text places the black struggle for freedom and equality at the heart of American history. Racial oppression, Shachtman argues, can be comprehended only with the totality of social and class relations. An introduction by Christopher Phelps explains the document's historical genesis.


Max Shachtman (1904-72) was a prominent left-wing socialist in the United States, especially in the 1930s and 1940s. A youthful radical, he was expelled from the Communist Party in 1928. He quickly became one of the most important of Leon Trotsky's global followers, leading the movement's American wing through a succession of groups before he broke politicallty with Trotsky over whether to support Soviet military conquests at the start of the Second World War. A powerful speaker and prolific writer, he edited The Militant and New International between the 1920s and 1950s. Christopher Phelps teaches history at Ohio State University and is the author of Young Sidney Hook.


""This seminal text on revolutionary socialism and race is, as Christopher Phelps's excellent introduction shows, equally fascinating for its great strengths and its revealing rigidities. It shows, in history and theory, the devastating impact of white racism in weakening the whole working class. It is a must-read for anyone wishing to understand the context of the celebrated 1939 exchanges on race, class and revolution between Leon Trotsky and C.L.R. James, and anyone seeking to understand the evolution of race and class in the twentieth-century United States."" -- David Roediger, author of The Wages of Whiteness and Towards the Abolition of Whiteness
EAN: 9781859845127
ISBN: 1859845126
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VERSO
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2003
Seitenanzahl: 108 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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