The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936

4.15 avg rating
( 13 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781578060955: The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The Communist Party was the only political movement on the left in the late 1920s and 1930s to place racial justice and equality at the top of its agenda and to seek, and ultimately win, sympathy among African Americans. This historic effort to fuse red and black offers a rich vein of experience and constitutes the theme of The Cry Was Unity.

Utilizing for the first time materials related to African Americans from the Moscow archives of the Communist Inter-national (Comintern), The Cry Was Unity traces the trajectory of the black-red relationship from the end of World War I to the tumultuous 1930s. From the just-recovered transcript of the pivotal debate on African Americans at the 6th Comintern Congress in 1928, the book assesses the impact of the Congress's declaration that blacks in the rural South constituted a nation within a nation, entitled to the right of self-determination. Despite the theory's serious flaws, it fused the black struggle for freedom and revolutionary content and demanded that white labor recognize blacks as indispensable allies.

As the Great Depression unfolded, the Communists launched intensive campaigns against lynching, evictions, and discrimination in jobs and relief and opened within their own ranks a searing assault on racism. While the Party was never able to win a majority of white workers to the struggle for Negro rights, or to achieve the unqualified support of the black majority, it helped to lay the foundations for the freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s.

The Cry Was Unity underscores the successes and failures of the Communist-led left and the ways in which it fought against racism and inequality. This struggle comprises an important missing page that needs to be returned to the nation's history.

Mark Solomon, an emeritus professor at Simmons College, is the author of Red and Black: Communism and Afro-Americans, 1929-1935, Death Waltz to Armageddon: E. P. Thompson and the Peace Movement, and Stopping World War II (with Michael Myerson).

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Inside Flap:

The first book to study the African-American/ Communist relationship in its national and international contexts

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Solomon, Mark
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1998)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Soft cover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Call Phil Now - Books
(West Roxbury, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1998. Soft cover. Condition: New. ## NEW book is clean and tight. Paperback. IN ORIGINAL SHRINKWRAP. Spine uncreased. Covers flat. Clean. Square. 400 pages. No marks in or on book. NOT A REMAINDER. Not POD. Bubble wrapped and custom boxed for standard shipping. In Stock. Unopened, unread. New. Seller Inventory # 002143

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.89
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.85
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Solomon, Mark
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1998)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1998. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781578060955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Mark Solomon
Published by University Press of Mississippi, United States (1998)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, United States, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Communist Party was the only political movement on the left in the late 1920s and 1930s to place racial justice and equality at the top of its agenda and to seek, and ultimately win, sympathy among African Americans. This historic effort to fuse red and black offers a rich vein of experience and constitutes the theme of The Cry Was Unity. Utilizing for the first time materials related to African Americans from the Moscow archives of the Communist Inter-national (Comintern), The Cry Was Unity traces the trajectory of the black-red relationship from the end of World War I to the tumultuous 1930s. From the just-recovered transcript of the pivotal debate on African Americans at the 6th Comintern Congress in 1928, the book assesses the impact of the Congress s declaration that blacks in the rural South constituted a nation within a nation, entitled to the right of self-determination. Despite the theory s serious flaws, it fused the black struggle for freedom and revolutionary content and demanded that white labor recognize blacks as indispensable allies. As the Great Depression unfolded, the Communists launched intensive campaigns against lynching, evictions, and discrimination in jobs and relief and opened within their own ranks a searing assault on racism. While the Party was never able to win a majority of white workers to the struggle for Negro rights, or to achieve the unqualified support of the black majority, it helped to lay the foundations for the freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. The Cry Was Unity underscores the successes and failures of the Communist-led left and the ways in which it fought against racism and inequality. This struggle comprises an important missing page that needs to be returned to the nation s history. Mark Solomon, an emeritus professor at Simmons College, is the author of Red and Black: Communism and Afro-Americans, 1929-1935, Death Waltz to Armageddon: E. P. Thompson and the Peace Movement, and Stopping World War II (with Michael Myerson). Seller Inventory # AAV9781578060955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Mark Solomon
Published by University Press of Mississippi, United States (1998)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, United States, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. New.. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Communist Party was the only political movement on the left in the late 1920s and 1930s to place racial justice and equality at the top of its agenda and to seek, and ultimately win, sympathy among African Americans. This historic effort to fuse red and black offers a rich vein of experience and constitutes the theme of The Cry Was Unity. Utilizing for the first time materials related to African Americans from the Moscow archives of the Communist Inter-national (Comintern), The Cry Was Unity traces the trajectory of the black-red relationship from the end of World War I to the tumultuous 1930s. From the just-recovered transcript of the pivotal debate on African Americans at the 6th Comintern Congress in 1928, the book assesses the impact of the Congress s declaration that blacks in the rural South constituted a nation within a nation, entitled to the right of self-determination. Despite the theory s serious flaws, it fused the black struggle for freedom and revolutionary content and demanded that white labor recognize blacks as indispensable allies. As the Great Depression unfolded, the Communists launched intensive campaigns against lynching, evictions, and discrimination in jobs and relief and opened within their own ranks a searing assault on racism. While the Party was never able to win a majority of white workers to the struggle for Negro rights, or to achieve the unqualified support of the black majority, it helped to lay the foundations for the freedom struggle of the 1950s and 1960s. The Cry Was Unity underscores the successes and failures of the Communist-led left and the ways in which it fought against racism and inequality. This struggle comprises an important missing page that needs to be returned to the nation s history. Mark Solomon, an emeritus professor at Simmons College, is the author of Red and Black: Communism and Afro-Americans, 1929-1935, Death Waltz to Armageddon: E. P. Thompson and the Peace Movement, and Stopping World War II (with Michael Myerson). Seller Inventory # AAV9781578060955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Solomon, Mark
Published by University Press of Mississippi 12/1/1998 (1998)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi 12/1/1998, 1998. Paperback or Softback. Condition: New. The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-36. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9781578060955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 39.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Solomon, Mark
Published by University Press of Mississipp (2018)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississipp, 2018. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 1578060958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 38.75
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Solomon, Mark
Published by University Press of Mississippi (2016)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9781578060955_lsuk

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 37.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.48
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Mark Solomon
Published by University Press of Mississippi
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi. Paperback. Condition: New. 440 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 5.9in. x 1.3in.The first book to study the African-American Communist relationship in its national and international contexts This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781578060955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 43.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Solomon, Mark
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1998)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1998. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781578060955

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 32.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.78
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mark Solomon
Published by University Press of Mississippi (1998)
ISBN 10: 1578060958 ISBN 13: 9781578060955
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 1998. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX1578060958

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 41.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book