Book Reviews

Reviews of new editions of Peter Fryer’s Staying Power and Black People in the British Empire and Black British History: New Perspectives edited by Hakim Adi, International Socialism, 172 (2021).

Review of Nadia Nurhussein, Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America, Connections (2021)

Review of Priya Gopal’s Insurgent Empire: Anticolonial Resistance and British Dissent, Identities, 27, 6 (2020)

Review of Laura Harris, Experiments in Exile: C.L.R. James, Hélio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness, New West Indian Guide, 93, 3-4 (2019).

Review of Gemma Romain, Race, Sexuality and Identity in Britain and Jamaica: The Biography of Patrick Nelson, 1916–1963, Journal of British Studies, 58, 3 (July 2019)

Review of Richard Evans, Eric Hobsbawm: A Life in History, Socialist Review (May 2019)

Review of C.L.R. James: the artist as revolutionary by Paul Buhle; The Young C.L.R. James: a graphic novelette by Milton Knight, Lawrence Ware and Paul Buhle; The Polemics of C.L.R. James and Contemporary Black Activism by Ornette D. Clennon, Race & Class, 60, 4 (April 2019).

Review of John Kelly, Contemporary Trotskyism: Parties, Sects and Social Movements in Britain, International Socialism, 160 (2018) – see also Kelly’s response and my rejoinder in subsequent issues.

Review of Martin Empson, ‘Kill all the Gentlemen’: Class struggle and change in the English countryside, London Socialist Historians Group Newsletter 65 (2018).

Review of Marc Matera, Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century, Anthurium, 13, no. 1 (2016).

Review of Leslie James, George Padmore and Decolonization from Below: Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire, Twentieth Century Communism, 10 (2016).

Review of Robin Bunce and Paul Field’s Darcus Howe: A Political Biography, Twentieth Century British History, 26, 1 (2015).

Review of Philip Kaisary, The Haitian Revolution in the Literary Imagination: Radical Horizons, Conservative Constraints, International Socialism, 145 (2015).

Review of C.L.R. James, The Life of Captain Cipriani: An Account of British Government in the West Indies, Review 31 (2014).

Review of Hakim Adi’s Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939, Race & Class, 56, 1 (2014).

Review of You Don’t Play With Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James edited by David Austin, Revolutionary History, 11, 1 (2013).

Review of Minkah Makalani’s In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939, International Socialism, 138 (2013).

Review of Hassan Mahamdallie’s Black British Rebels: Figures from Working Class History, LSHG Newsletter, 49 (2013).

Review of Scott Hamilton’s The Crisis of Theory: EP Thompson, the New Left and Postwar British Politics, International Socialism, 134 (2012).

Review of Andrew Smith’s C.L.R. James and the Study of Culture, Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies, 13, 3 (2011).

Review of Gidon Cohen’s The Failure of a Dream: The Independent Labour Party from Disaffiliation to World War II, Critique, 39, 1 (2011).

Review of Ian Birchall’s Tony Cliff: A Marxist For His Time, International Socialism, 132 (2011).

Review of Carol Polsgrove’s Ending British Rule in Africa: Writers in a Common Cause, History Workshop Journal, 70 (2010).

Review of George Padmore: Pan-African Revolutionary edited by Fitzroy Baptiste and Rupert Lewis, The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 37, 2 (June, 2009).

Review of Frank Rosengarten’s Urbane Revolutionary: C.L.R. James and the Struggle for a New Society and Brett St Louis’s Rethinking Race, Politics and Poetics: C.L.R. James’ Critique of Modernity, Historical Materialism, 17, 3 (2009).

Review of David Goodway’s Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward, Revolutionary History, 10, 1 (2009).

Review of Marika Sherwood’s After Abolition; Britain and the Slave Trade Since 1807, H-Net List on the History of the Atlantic World, 1500-1800, (November, 2007), republished in The African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter (March, 2008).

Review of Loren Goldner’s Herman Melville in Revolutionary History, 9, 3 (2006)


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