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The Resource The age of Garvey : how a Jamaican activist created a mass movement and changed global Black politics, Adam Ewing

The age of Garvey : how a Jamaican activist created a mass movement and changed global Black politics, Adam Ewing

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The age of Garvey : how a Jamaican activist created a mass movement and changed global Black politics
Title
The age of Garvey
Title remainder
how a Jamaican activist created a mass movement and changed global Black politics
Statement of responsibility
Adam Ewing
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had attracted millions of supporters, both in the United States and abroad. The Age of Garvey presents an expansive global history of the movement that came to be known as Garveyism. Offering a groundbreaking new interpretation of global black politics between the First and Second World Wars, Adam Ewing charts Garveyism's emergence, its remarkable global transmission, and its influence in the responses among African descendants to white supremacy and colonial rule in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States. Delving into the organizing work and political approach of Garvey and his followers, Ewing shows that Garveyism emerged from a rich tradition of pan-African politics that had established, by the First World War, lines of communication between black intellectuals on both sides of the Atlantic. Garvey's legacy was to reengineer this tradition as a vibrant and multifaceted mass politics. Ewing looks at the people who enabled Garveyism's global spread, including labor activists in the Caribbean and Central America, community organizers in the urban and rural United States, millennial religious revivalists in central and southern Africa, welfare associations and independent church activists in Malawi and Zambia, and an emerging generation of Kikuyu leadership in central Kenya. Moving away from the images of quixotic business schemes and repatriation efforts, The Age of Garvey demonstrates the consequences of Garveyism's international presence and provides a dynamic and unified framework for understanding the movement, during the interwar years and beyond"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
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Ewing, Adam
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.G3
LC item number
E95 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
America in the world
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Garvey, Marcus
  • Universal Negro Improvement Association
  • African diaspora
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General
  • HISTORY / Africa / General
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Colonialism & Post-Colonialism
  • Garvey, Marcus
  • Universal Negro Improvement Association
  • African diaspora
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Label
The age of Garvey : how a Jamaican activist created a mass movement and changed global Black politics, Adam Ewing
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877364387
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780691157795
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
The age of Garvey : how a Jamaican activist created a mass movement and changed global Black politics, Adam Ewing
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn877364387
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xi, 304 pages
Isbn
9780691157795
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014003889
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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