George Padmore and Decolonization from Below

Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire

  • Leslie James

Part of the Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series book series (CIPCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Leslie James
    Pages 35-46
  3. Leslie James
    Pages 96-119
  4. Leslie James
    Pages 120-142
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    Pages 143-163
  6. Leslie James
    Pages 164-190
  7. Leslie James
    Pages 191-200
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-274

About this book


This book argues that the rising tide of anti-colonialism after the 1930s should be considered a turning point not just in harnessing a new mood or feeling of unity, but primarily as one that viewed empire, racism, and economic degradation as part of a system that fundamentally required the application of strategy to their destruction.


Imperial and postcolonial history race history decolonisation anti-colonialism Cold War colonialism colonization decolonization

Authors and affiliations

  • Leslie James
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BirminghamUK

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