Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2013.
Book — 1 online resource (xi, 344 pages). Digital: data file.
General Editor's introduction
2. Imperial contradictions: assimilation and separate development Part I: Race
3. Race and science: from institutional foundations to applied anthropology, 1871-1914
4. Race, popular science, and empire Part II: The language of race relations
5. From colour prejudice to race relations
6. The colour question - 'The greatest difficulty in the British Empire', 1900-14 Part III: Resistance
7. Resistance: initiatives and obstacles
8. Conclusion Index
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By exploring the dimensions of race, race relations and resistance, this book offers a new account of the British Empire's greatest failure and its most disturbing legacy. Using a wide range of published and archival sources, this study of racial discourse from 1870 to 1914 argues that race, then as now, was a contested territory within the metropolitan culture. Based on a wide range of published and archival sources, this book uncovers the conflicting opinions that characterised late Victorian and Edwardian discourse on the 'colour question'. It offers a revisionist account of race in science, and provides original studies of the invention of the language of race relations and of resistance to race-thinking led by radical abolitionists and persons of Asian and African descent living in the United Kingdom. The book will be of interest to students and scholars of race, colonialism and culture, and to a readership interested in the history of science and race, anti-slavery and humanitarian movements, and the roots of anti-racist resistance. -- . (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Book — 1 online resource (xvi, 382 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
List of Figures vii Acknowledgments ix Abbreviations xv Introduction 1
Chapter 1: Ada Wright and Scottsboro 16
Chapter 2: George Padmore and London 66
Chapter 3: Lady Kathleen Simon and Antislavery 103
Chapter 4: Saklatvala and the Meerut Trial 146
Chapter 5: Diasporas: Refugees and Exiles 200
Chapter 6: A Thieves' Kitchen, 1938-39 240 Conclusion 265 Chronology 275 Notes on Sources 279 Notes 283 Glossary 341 Bibliography 353 Index 371.
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Presenting a portrait of engaged, activist lives in the 1930s, "From Scottsboro to Munich" follows a global network of individuals and organizations that posed challenges to the racism and colonialism of the era. Susan Pennybacker positions race at the center of the British, imperial, and transatlantic political culture of the 1930s - from Jim Crow, to imperial London, to the events leading to the Munich Crisis - offering a provocative new understanding of the conflicts, politics, and solidarities of the years leading to World War II. Pennybacker examines the British Scottsboro defense campaign, inaugurated after nine young African Americans were unjustly charged with raping two white women in Alabama in 1931. She explores the visit to Britain of Ada Wright, the mother of two of the defendants. Pennybacker also considers British responses to the Meerut Conspiracy Trial in India, the role that antislavery and refugee politics played in attempts to appease Hitler at Munich, and the work of key figures like Trinidadian George Padmore in opposing Jim Crow and anti-Semitism. Pennybacker uses a wide variety of archival materials drawn from Russian Comintern, Dutch, French, British, and American collections. Literary and biographical sources are complemented by rich photographic images. "From Scottsboro to Munich" sheds new light on the racial debates of the 1930s, the lives and achievements of committed activists and their supporters, and the political challenges that arose in the postwar years. (source: Nielsen Book Data)