By Michelle Ann Stephens
Stephens argues that the worldwide black political recognition she identifies used to be constituted via either radical and reactionary impulses. at the one hand, Garvey, McKay, and James observed freedom of circulate because the foundation of black transnationalism. The Caribbean archipelago—a geographic area excellent to the loose stream of black matters throughout nationwide boundaries—became the metaphoric center in their imaginative and prescient. nevertheless, those 3 writers have been deeply inspired by way of the information of militarism, empire, and male sovereignty that formed worldwide political discourse within the early 20th century. As such, their imaginative and prescient of transnational blackness excluded women’s political subjectivities. Drawing jointly insights from American, African American, Caribbean, and gender experiences, Black Empire is a big contribution to ongoing conversations approximately state and diaspora.
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Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914–1962 (New Americanists) by Michelle Ann Stephens