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- DescriptionUn-American is Bill Mullen's revisionist account of rewned author and activist W.E.B. Du Bois's political thought toward the end of his life, a period largely dismissed and neglected by scholars. He describes Du Bois's support for what the Communist International called world revolution as the primary objective of this aged radical's activism. Du Bois was a champion of the world's laboring millions and critic of the Cold War, a man dedicated to animating global political revolution. Mullen argues that Du Bois believed that the Cold War stalemate could create the conditions in which the world powers could achieve t only peace but workers' democracy. Un-American shows Du Bois to be deeply engaged in international networks and personal relationships with revolutionaries in India, China, and Africa. Mullen explores how thinkers like Karl Marx, Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohandas Gandhi, and C.L.R. James helped him develop a theory of world revolution at a stage in his life when most commentators regard him as marginalized. This original political biography also challenges assessments of Du Bois as an American race man.
- Author BiographyBill V. Mullen is Professor of American Studies and English at Purdue University. He is the author of Afro-Orientalism and Popular Fronts: Chicago and African-American Cultural Politics, 1935-1946. He is the editor (with Fred Ho) of Afro Asia: Revolutionary Political and Cultural Connections Between African Americans and Asian Americans and (with Cathryn Watson) of W.E.B. Du Bois on Asia: Crossing the World Color Line.
- Author(s)Bill V. Mullen
- PublisherTemple University Press,U.S.
- Date of Publication15/09/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationPhiladelphia PA
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintTemple University Press,U.S.
- Weight340 g
- Width3895 mm
- Height5830 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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