Hearings

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112104243839

Category:

Page: 1686

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The Cultural Left and the Reagan Era

The Cultural Left and the Reagan Era

Author: Nick Witham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780857738394

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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The Reagan era is usually seen as an era of unheralded prosperity, and as a high-watermark of Republican success. President Ronald Reagan's belief in "Reaganomics", his media-friendly sound-bites and "can do" personality have come to define the era. However, this was also a time of domestic protest and unrest. Under Reagan the US was directly involved in the revolutions which were sweeping the Central Americas- El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala -and in Nicaragua Reagan armed the Contras who fought the Sandinistas. This book seeks to show how the left within the US reacted and protested against these events. The Nation, Verso Books and the Guardian exploded in popularity, riding high on the back of popular anti-interventionist sentiment in America, while the film-maker Oliver Stone led a group of directors making films with a radical left-wing message. The author shows how the1980s in America were a formative cultural period for the anti-Reaganites as well as the Reaganites, and in doing so charts a new history.

Hearings

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Un-American Activities

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015024052121

Category:

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The Anticolonial Front

The Anticolonial Front

Author: John Munro

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316992883

Category: History

Page: 348

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This is a transnational history of the activist and intellectual network that connected the Black freedom struggle in the United States to liberation movements across the globe in the aftermath of World War II. John Munro charts the emergence of an anticolonial front within the postwar Black liberation movement comprising organisations such as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Council on African Affairs and the American Society for African Culture and leading figures such as W. E. B. Du Bois, Claudia Jones, Alphaeus Hunton, George Padmore, Richard Wright, Esther Cooper Jackson, Jack O'Dell and C. L. R. James. Drawing on a diverse array of personal papers, organisational records, novels, newspapers and scholarly literatures, the book follows the fortunes of this political formation, recasting the Cold War in light of decolonisation and racial capitalism and the postwar history of the United States in light of global developments.

Paul Robeson

Paul Robeson

Author: Ernest Kaiser

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHERS CO

ISBN: 071780724X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 444

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Compiled by the editors of Freedomways. Tributes to Robeson in prose and poetry by his contemporaries. Selections from Robeson's own writings. Foreword to this edition by Ernest Kaiser. Updated bibliography.