Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 14315427

David Austin is the editor of You Don’t Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James. He teaches in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion Department at John Abbott College, Montreal.

In the 1960s, for at least a brief moment, Montreal became what seemed an unlikely centre of Black Power and the Caribbean left. In October 1968 the Congress of Black Writers at McGill University brought together well-known Black thinkers and activists from Canada, the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean—people like C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael, Miriam Makeba, Rocky Jones, and Walter Rodney. Within months of the Congress, a Black-led protest at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) exploded on the front pages of newspapers across the country—raising state security fears about Montreal as the new hotbed of international Black radical politics.

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ISBN 9781771130103
Genre HISTORY / Canada / General
Format Paperback
Pages 241
Publisher Date 2013-05-27 00:00:00.0
Publisher Between the Lines
Copyright Year 2013
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 0.8 lb
Language English
Subtitle Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal
Audience College/higher education
Authors Austin, David
Country of Origin United States
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