C L James

C L James
Born in Trinidad in 1901, C. L. R. James moved to England in 1932 where he was a leading Marxist theorist, a founder of the Pan-African movement, cricket correspondent for the Manchester Guardian, and author of numerous books, including the influential history of the Haitian slave rebellion, The Black Jacobins (1938). From 1938 to 1953 he lived in the United States, where he wrote, lectured, and organized for the Socialist Worker's Party and was a leader of the Trotskyite sect the Johnson-Forest Tendency. Arrested for passport violations, James was confined on Ellis Island, where he wrote Mariners, Renegades and Castaways (1953). Deported from the United States, James spent the rest of his life in England and in Trinidad. His last great book, Beyond a Boundary (1963), combined cricket with cultural and political criticism. Donald E. Pease, Avalon Professor of Humanities, Dartmouth College, author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context (1987), editor Read More chevron_right