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The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851 Paperback – Aug 30 2010


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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: NYU Press (Aug. 30 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814742904
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814742907
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,858,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“This is the most authoritative scholarly introduction so far to the life of John Russwurm, that enigmatic founder of black nationalism, and the most accessible sampling of his works.  Professor James has performed a service to the profession.”
-Wilson J. Moses,author of The Golden Age of Black Nationalism, 1850-1925



“Winston James’ sensitive, probing, and absorbing portrait of John Brown Russwurm restores this pivotal but little-known activist to the prominent status he deserves. Editor, educator, abolitionist, colonizationist, Pan-African polemicist—Russwurm assumed all of these roles in a life that stretched from the Caribbean to Canada and America to Africa. James' insightful book shows how he moved from place to place, and cause to cause, with seeming ease. The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm will delight and please both scholars and students of the Black Atlantic for some time to come.”
-Richard S. Newman,author of Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers/



“In this clearly written and widely researched biography Winston James has brought back from unwarranted historical obscurity the life and work of the Pan-Africanist, John Brown Russwurm, a pioneer in the struggle for freedom and equality in the US and Africa in the first half of the nineteenth century.”
-Richard Blackett,author of Building an Antislavery Wall: Black Americans in the Atlantic Abolitionist Movement, 1830-1860.



“The discerning light that James focuses on Russwurm is a significant contribution to the literature of the antislavery movement.”
-H. Shapiro,Choice Magazine

About the Author

Winston James is professor of history at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay’s Jamaica and His Poetry of Rebellion; Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America, which won the Gordon K. Lewis Memorial Award for Caribbean Scholarship from the Caribbean Studies Association; and the co-editor of Inside Babylon: The Caribbean Diaspora in Britain.


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