496 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, notes, bibl., index
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Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-6372-2
Published: February 2021
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-4696-6371-5
Published: February 2021
eBook ISBN: 978-1-4696-6373-9
Published: December 2020
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To illustrate his argument, Robinson traces the emergence of Marxist ideology in Europe, the resistance by Blacks in historically oppressive environments, and the influence of both of these traditions on such important twentieth-century Black radical thinkers as W. E. B. Du Bois, C. L. R. James, and Richard Wright. This revised and updated third edition includes a new preface by Tiffany Willoughby-Herard, and a new foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley.
About the Author
Cedric J. Robinson (1940-2016) was professor of Black studies and political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His books include The Terms of Order, An Anthropology of Marxism, and Forgeries of Memory and Meaning.
For more information about Cedric J. Robinson, visit the Author Page.
"A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of black radical thought."—Cornel West, Monthly Review
"Black Marxism has become an unlikely handbook for a new generation of radicals and activists.”—London Review of Books
"Robinson demonstrates very clearly . . . the ability of the black tradition to transcend national boundaries and accommodate cultural, religious and 'racial' differences. Indeed, he shows that, in a sense, it has emerged out of the transformation of these differences."—Race and Class
"For those interested in pursuing political and ideological alternatives to capitalistic exploitation and underdevelopment of African peoples in the Americas and Africa, Black Marxism provides a well-documented foundation upon which to build ideological and mass social movements."—Phylon
"As Cedric Robinson’s ideas guide us through an era when we are publicly reevaluating the structural racism embedded in all of our major institutions, we rely above all on his concept of racial capitalism and on his identification of an intellectual and activist culture of resistance--one he named the Black Radical Tradition. This is a text that should be read and reread and then read again."--Angela Y. Davis
"A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of black radical thought."--Cornel West, Monthly Review