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International Activism Of African Americans In The Interwar Period, Clayton Maxwell Kendall Jan 2016

International Activism Of African Americans In The Interwar Period, Clayton Maxwell Kendall

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African Americans have a rich history of activism, but their involvement in affecting change during the interwar period is often overlooked in favor of post-Civil War and post-World War II coverage. African Americans also have a rich history of reaching out to the international community when it comes to that activism. This examination looks to illuminate the effect of the connections African Americans made with the rest of the world and how that shaped their worldview and their activism on the international stage. Through the use of newspapers and first-hand accounts, it becomes clear how African American figures and world ...


The Common Cause Of All Advanced And Progressive Mankind: Proletarian Internationalism, Spain, And The American Communist Press, 1936 - 1937, G. Scott Waterman Jan 2015

The Common Cause Of All Advanced And Progressive Mankind: Proletarian Internationalism, Spain, And The American Communist Press, 1936 - 1937, G. Scott Waterman

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In July 1936, units of the Spanish military, backed by a collection of domestic right-wing elements and by fascist governments elsewhere in Europe, staged a rebellion against the legally constituted national government that had been elected five months previously. The governing bloc, an ideologically broad coalition of liberal republicans, Marxists, and anarchists known as the People's Front, embodied the strategy formulated by Stalin and the Communist International (Comintern) in Moscow to stem the advance of international fascism and mitigate the danger it posed to the Soviet Union and, by extension, the communist movement and the global radical working class ...