BRITAIN, MARXISM & BLACK JACOBINS 1932-1938

“Tribute to Lord Harris”, The Times, 29 March 1932.

“The greatest of all bowlers: an impressionist sketch of S.F. Barnes”, Manchester Guardian, 1 September 1932, reprinted in Cricket.

“Barbados and the Barbadians”, 2 parts, Port of Spain Gazette, 20 and 22 March 1932.

“A visit to the Science and Art Museums”, Port of Spain Gazette, 22 May 1932.

“London: First Impressions”, 6 parts, Port of Spain Gazette, 21 and 22 June, 27 July, 4, 11, 28 August 1932.

“Proconsuls, Beware: a cautionary tale”, Port of Spain Gazette, 11 September 1932.

THE LIFE OF CAPTAIN CIPRIANI: an account of British Government in the West Indies, Cartmel & Co., Nelson, Lancs, 1932; three chapters published as pamphlet “The Case for West-Indian Self-Government”, London, no. 16 in the Day to Day series, Hogarth Press, London 1933; reprinted University Place Bookshop, New York, 1967; and Facing Reality Publishing Co., Detroit, 1967, 32pp; extract in Future.

Cricket reports in the Manchester Guardian, 1933: April 17, 18, 19; May 8, 9, 10, 22, 24; June 24.

“West Indies cricket”, The Cricketer, Volume 14, 6/13/20/27 May, 3/10/ 17/24 June 1933, reprinted in Cricket.

“Chances of West Indians in First Test”, Port of Spain Gazette, 15 June 1933, reprinted in Cricket.

“A Century of Freedom”, Port of Spain Gazette, 17 June 1933.

“The West Indies Cricket Team, 1933” in The Keys (organ of Dr Harold Moody’s League of Coloured Peoples), vol. 1, no. 1, July 1933.

“Slavery Today: A Shocking Exposure”; Tit-Bits, 5 August 1933.

“West Indies Self-Government”, in The Keys, vol. 1, no. 4, April-June 1934.

Cricket reports in the Manchester Guardian, 1934: May 7, 8, 14, 15, 16; June 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 29; July 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31; August 1, 17, 18, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23, 24, 25; September 10*, 11*, 12*. (* indicates that the piece was reprinted in Cricket.)

Cricket reports in the Manchester Guardian, 1935: May 21, 27, 28, 29; June 4, 6, 7, 15, 17, 18, 20*, 22, 24, 25; July 1,2, 3,9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 20, 26, 27, 29, 30, 31; August 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28; September 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11. (* reprinted in Cricket.)

“Is This Worth a War? The League’s Scheme to Rob Abyssinia of its Independence”, in New Leader (weekly paper of Independent Labour Party, edited by Fenner Brockway), 4 October 1935; reprinted in Rendezvous.

“I.L.P. Abyssinian Policy”, in Controversy; Internal Discussion Organ of the I.L.P., October, 1935.

“The Game at Geneva: Behind the scenes in the ‘Thieves Kitchen”, in New Leader, 18 October 1935.

“The Workers and Sanctions: Why the ILP and the Communists tate an opposite view”, in New Leader, 25 October 1935.

“National Stay-in Strike? How the miners could win an increase—What I learned in Wales”, in New Leader, 1 November 1935.

“Truth about ‘Peace Plan’: Britain’s Imperialist Game”, in New Leader, 20 December 1935.

“Honest’ Stanley in a Fix—What next in the Abyssinian Dispute?”, in New Leader, 27 December, 1935.

“Baldwin’s Next Move: Parliament has become a nuisance to the ruling class—look out for Fascist Developments!”, in New Leader, 3 January 1936.

“Abyssinia and the imperialists”, in The Keys, vol. 3, no. 5, January/March 1936.

“Toussaint L’Ouverture”, letter in New Statesman, 28 March 1936.

“Economic Organisation in the Tropics”, lecture delivered to Third Annual Weekend Conference of the League of Coloured Peoples, Hoddesdon, 4 April 1936.

“The Abyssinian Debate: Conference supports independent working-class action”, in New Leader, 17 April 1936.

“Civilising’ the ‘Blacks’: Why Britain Needs to Maintain her African Possessions” (review of George Padmore, How Britain Rules Africa, and Prince Nyabongo, Africa Answers Back) in New Leader, 29 May 1936.

“Italy and Abyssinia. Should British workers take sides?”, originally advertisement in New Leader, 8 May 1936, reprinted in Controversy (journal of Independent Labour Party), special supplement, no. 1, 1936 (with Fenner Brockway, Bob Edwards, James Maxton, John McGovern and Joseph Southall).

“Towards the New Workers’ Party” (with Arthur Ballard), Fight, December 1936, Volume 1 no.2.

“Popular Fronts in Past Times” (As CL Rudder), Fight, December 1936, Volume 1 no.2.

Toussaint L ‘Ouverture, the play, produced by Peter Godfrey at the Westminster Theatre (Stage Society), London, in March 1936, with Paul Robeson in the title role. Revised under the title The Black Jacobins and first performed by the Arts Theatre Group, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1967. Play text published in A Time. . . and a Season, 8 Caribbean Plays, ed. Errol Hill, University of the West Indies, Extra-Mural Studies, Trinidad, 1976.

MINTY ALLEY, Seeker & Warburg, London, 1936, 320pp; new edition with 1969 introduction by Kenneth Ramehand, New Beacon Books, London and Port of Spain, 1971, reprinted in 1975, 1981 and 1989, 244pp.

Preface to Juan Brea and Mary Low, Red Spanish Notebook (first-hand account of the Spanish revolution), 1937.

“The Leninist Attitude to War”, (As CL Rudder), Fight, January 1937, Volume 1 no.3.

“Letters to us”, letter from James to the Editor, New Leader, 23 April 1937.

“The Leninist Policy for Spain”, (As CL Rudder), Fight, April 1937, Volume 1 no.5.

“The Second Moscow Trial”, 2 parts, Fight, April and May 1937, Volume 1 nos. 5 & 6.

Cricket articles in the Glasgow Herald, 1937: April 28*; May 5, 12*, 19, 26; June 2, 9, 16, 24; July 7, 14, 21, 28*; August 4, 11, 18, 25. (* reprinted in Cricket.)

“Trotskyism”, in Controversy vol. 2, no. 1, October 1937.

WORLD REVOLUTION 1917-1936: The Rise and Fall of the Communist International, Seeker & Warburg, London, 1937, 429pp., Pioneer Publications, New York, 1937; reprinted Kraus, Nendeln, 1970, Hyperion Press, Westport, Conn., 1973; to be reprinted by Humanities Press/Socialist Platform in 1992; extracts “Stalin Ruins the Chinese Revolution” in Future; “After Hitler, Our Turn” in Spheres; “The Revolution Abandoned” in Rendezvous.

“Six Questions to Trotskyists—and their answers”, in Controversy, vol. 2, no. 17, February 1938.

“Revolutionary Socialist League”, in Fight, (organ of the Revolutionary Socialist League, edited by C.L.R. James), vol. 1, no. 1, London, April 1938.

“British Barbarism in Jamaica! Support the Negro Workers’ Struggle”, in Fight, vol. 1, no. 3, June 1938; reprinted in Future.

“The Voice of Africa” (review of Facing Mount Kenya by Jomo Kenyatta), International African Opinion, August 1938, Volume 1, no. 2.

“Stafford Cripps and “Trusteeship””, International African Opinion, September 1938, Volume 1, no. 3.
“Whither the ILP: Centrist Circle about to be completed—The only road to revolutionaries”, in Workers Fight, October 1938.

“French 40 Hour Week Attacked”, in Workers Fight, October 1938.

Cricket articles in the Glasgow Herald, 1938: April 27; May 11*; June 16, 27, 30; July 6, 14, 20, 25, 28; August 10, 17*, 23, 26. (* reprinted in Cricket.)

THE BLACK JACOBINS: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo revolution, Seeker & Warburg, London, 1938, 328pp., Dial Press, New York, 1938; revised edition with 1962 preface and appendix “From Toussaint L’Ouverture to Fidel Castro”, Vintage Books/Random House, New York, 1963; new British edition with foreword, Allison & Busby, London, 1980, reprinted 1989, 44Opp. French edition Les Jacobins Noirs, translation and preface by Pierre Naville, Gallimard, Paris, 1949; new edition, Editions Garibéennes, Paris, 1983. Italian edition, I Jacobini Neri: La Prima Rivolta contre L’Uomo Bianco, Feltrinelli, Milan, 1968. German edition, Pahl, Rugenstein, Cologne, 1984. (The libretto of David Blake’s opera Toussaint, produced by the English National Opera in 1979 and 1983, used The Black Jacobins as its basis.)

A HISTORY OF NEGRO REVOLT, Fact monograph no. 18, London, September 1938, 97pp. New York, 1967, 1969; revised and reissued as A History of Pan-African Revolt, with introduction by Marvin Holloway and Epilogue “The History of Pan-African Revolt: A Summary of 1939-1969”, Drum and Spear Press, Washington, 1969, l6Opp.; reprinted by Race Today Publications, London 1985; extracts “Revolts in Africa” in Future; and “Always out of Africa” in Nkrumah, 1982 edition.