|Serie||Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series|
|Emne||20th century; 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000; Biography: historical, political & military; National liberation & independence, post-colonialism; Nationalism|
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Om George Padmore and Decolonization from B
From his base in London, the Trinidad-born Marxist, George Padmore, was a central figure ofmid-twentieth century pan-Africanism who became critically involved in debates about thenature and practice of European imperialism. Focusing on Padmore's political manoeuvring,Leslie James traces his politics through the ongoing influence of the Caribbean and thelegacy of the Garvey movement; the international communist movement and Sovietdecolonization; debates about fascism and colonialism; the new 'reform' rhetoric apparentin World War II; the beginnings of the Cold War; and, pivotally, post-war African politicsthat confronted a wealth of new dynamics including independent Ghana, apartheid SouthAfrica, and the Mau Mau Emergency in Kenya. Within the ideas and political practice of thisforthright man lie a number of common questions about the circulation of ideas, the shapeof black radical thought, and the weight of Cold War politics within the modern history ofEuropean imperialism and the end of empire.