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Nationalists abroad: the Jamaica Progressive Leagure and the foundations of Jamaican independence

Collection:
Black Caribbean Literature (BCL)
Contributor:
Timm,Birte (Author)
Format:
Book, Whole
Publication Date:
2016-01-01
URL:
http://www.worldcat.org/isbn/9789766378653
Published:
Kingston, Jamaica: Ian Randle Publishers
ISBN:
9766378657
Location:
African American Research Center, Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject Term:
Caribbean area, Independence movements, Jamaica Progressive League
Notes:
459 p., Timm posits and proves that the strongest impetus for anti-colonial demands came from a small group of expatriates in the USA whose ideas were met with strong and persistent skepticism at all levels of Jamaican society including the political elite, namely the much revered Norman Manley and Alexander Bustamante. This work on the Jamaica Progressive League highlights how Jamaican emigrants who actively participated in the vibrant black transnational political movement in Harlem, New York – the Harlem Renaissance – influenced the political developments in their country of birth by capitalizing on the shifting international power relations of the time; and provides fresh insights into the formative stages of local party politics in Jamaica.