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Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia by Winston James

Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia

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Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia by Winston James
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Feb 18, 2020 | ISBN 9781788736459

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“A gripping study … Superbly written, full of well-digested and considered detail, it is a heroic chronicle.”
—Edward Said, Financial Times

“A major contribution to the ‘hidden history’ of the African diaspora … richly detailed, powerful and compelling.”
—Stuart Hall, The Open University

“Carefully researched and eloquently argued … a major scholarly achievement.”
Times Higher Education

“Winston James has written what will become an enduring classic in the history of the African diaspora … This is an enormously rich and rewarding work, lucidly written and accessible, that will be used and debated for some time to come.”
American Historical Review

“Elegantly produced, convincingly written and carefully researched … James has produced a remarkable, instructive and scholarly book.”
Ethnic and Racial Studies

“This imposing historical work sheds a fresh light on the influence and impact of Afro-Caribbeans on the ideology of the American black left in the early twentieth century … This splendid work is at the same time the best study of Caribbean immigration to the United States during the period.”
—Michel Fabre, Revue AFRAM

“James’s work is a major, substantial contribution to the history of the African Diaspora, to the history of the Caribbean and to the history of African-America. Written elegantly but with anger and with passion, it is based on very thorough research.”
Labor History

Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia accomplishes all of the author’s main objectives and looks set to become the standard work on its subject for many years to come … The many new issues and debates that he introduces have totally redefined the way in which the history of Afro-Caribbean radicalism in the United States will be viewed in the future.”
International Journal of Social History

“This is a superb book on a largely unstudied topic, revealing overlooked aspects of the Afro-Caribbean experience in the United States with subtlety, sophistication, and power.”
Science & Society

“James’s meticulously researched study might be categorized as ‘intellectual social history,’ as it felicitously combines engaging biography with a serious consideration and close working-through of the varied theoretical and political commitments of these Caribbean radicals.”
New West Indian Guide / Nieuwe West-Indische Gids

“This is a story that needed to be told, and it deserves a pan-African welcome.”
Journal of Caribbean History

“An important addition to the literature on the African diaspora and the story of American radicalism.”
Foreign Affairs

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