Saturday, September 23, 2017

George Padmore, né Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959)

George Padmore, Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959) was a Trinidadian-born author, journalist, Left organizer and activist, one-time Communist Party member, socialist, and Pan-Africanist.
Books by George Padmore
  • Padmore, George. The Life and Struggles of Negro Toilers. London: Red International of Labour Unions Magazine for the International Trade Union Committee of Negro Workers, 1931.
  • Padmore, George. How Britain Rules Africa. London: Wishart Books, 1936.
  • Padmore, George. African and World Peace. London: Secker and Warburg, 1937.
  • Padmore, George, with Nancy Cunard. White Man's Duty. London: W. H. Allen, 1942.
  • Padmore, George (in collaboration with Dorothy Pizer). How Russia Transformed Her Colonial Empire: A Challenge to the Imperialist Powers. London: Dennis Dobson, 1946.
  • Padmore, George. AfricaBritain's Third Empire. London: Dennis Dobson, 1949.
  • Padmore, George. The Gold Coast RevolutionThe Struggle of an African People from Slavery to Freedom. London: Dennis Dobson, 1953.
  • Padmore, George. Pan-Africanism or Communism? The Coming Struggle for Africa. London: Dennis Dobson, 1956.
  • Padmore, George, ed. The Voice of Coloured Labour. Manchester: Panaf Services, 1945.
  • Padmore, George, ed. Colonial and Coloured Unity—A Programme of ActionHistory of the Pan-African Congress. Manchester: Pan-African Federation/Panaf Services, 1947.
Many—hence not all—of Padmore’s other writings are found online at the Marxists Internet Archive. 
Further Reading:
  • Adi, Hakim. West Africans in Britain, 1900-1960: Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism. London: Lawrence and Wishart, 1998.
  • Adi, Hakim. Pan-Africanism and Communism: The Communist International, Africa and the Diaspora, 1919-1939. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2013.
  • Adi, Hakim and Sherwood, Marika. The 1945 Manchester Pan-African Congress Revisited. London: New Beacon Books, 1995.
  • Baptiste, Fitzroy and Rupert Lewis, eds. George Padmore: Pan-African Revolutionary. Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 2009.
  • Bolland, O. Nigel. On the March: Labour Rebellions in the British Caribbean, 1934-39. London: James Currey, 1995.
  • Braithwaite, Lloyd. Colonial West Indian Students in Britain. Mona, Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2001.
  • Bush, Barbara. Imperialism, Race and Resistance: Africa and Britain, 1919 –1945. London: Routledge, 1999.
  • Cooper, Frederick. Decolonization and African Society: The Labour Question in French and British Africa. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1996.
  • Cooper, Frederick. Africa since 1940: The Past of the Present. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • Cooper, Frederick. Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2005.
  • Cooper, Frederick. Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014.
  • Cunard, Nancy (Maureen Moynagh, ed.). Essays on Race and Empire. Ontario: Broadview Press, 2002.
  • Cunard, Nancy, ed. Negro Anthology made by Nancy Cunard, 1931-1933. London: Wishart and Co., 1934.
  • Derrick, Jonathan. Africa’s “Agitators”: Militant Anti-Colonialism in in Africa and the West, 1918-1939. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008.
  • Fryer, Peter, Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain. London: Pluto, 1984.
  • Geiss, Imanuel. The Pan-African Movement. London: Methuen, 1974.
  • Gilroy, Paul. The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1993.
  • Grimshaw, Anna, ed. The C. L. R. James Reader. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992.
  • Hooker, James R. Black Revolutionary: George Padmore’s Path from Communism to Pan-Africanism. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1967.
  • James, C.L.R. Nkrumah and the Ghana Revolution. London: Allison and Busby, 1977.
  • James, C.L.R. “George Padmore: Black Marxist Revolutionary,” in C. L. R. James, ed. At the Rendezvous of Victory: Selected Writings. London: Allison and Busby, 1984.
  • James, Leslie. George Padmore and Decolonization from Below: Pan-Africanism, the Cold War, and the End of Empire. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
  • Langley, Jabez Ayodele. Pan-Africanism and Nationalism in West Africa, 1900-1945A Study in Ideology and Social Classes. Oxford, UK: Clarendon Press, 1973.
  • Langley, Jabez Ayodele, ed. Ideologies of Liberation in Black Africa. London: Rex Collings, 1979.
  • Lewis, Rupert and Baptiste, Fitzroy, eds. George Padmore: Pan-African Revolutionary. Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers, 2008.
  • Makalani, Minkah. In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.
  • Makonnen, Ras (Kenneth King, ed.) Pan-Africanism from Within. London: Oxford University Press, 1973.
  • Matera, Marc. Black London: The Imperial Metropolis and Decolonization in the Twentieth Century. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2015.
  • Robinson, Cedric J. Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2000 (1983).
  • Schwarz, Bill, ed. West Indian Intellectuals in Britain. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003.
  • Stephens, Michelle Ann. Black Empire: The Masculine Global Imaginary of Caribbean Intellectuals in the United States, 1914-1962. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2005.
  • Thompson, Dudley, with Margaret Cezair Thompson. From Kingston to Kenya: The Making of a Pan-African Lawyer. Dover, MA: Majority Press, 1993.
  • Tilley, Helen, ed., with Robert J. Gordon. Ordering Africa: Anthropology, European Imperialism and the Politics of Knowledge. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.
  • Von Eschen, Penny. Race against Empire: Black Americans and Anticolonialism, 1937–1957. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1997.
  • Zachernuk, Philip S. Colonial Subjects: An African Intelligentsia and Atlantic Ideas. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2000.
Lastly, here is a link to the latest edition of my bibliography, Pan-Africanism, Black Internationalism, & Black Cosmopolitanism.


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