Saturday, 25 June 2011

C.L.R. James 1901 - 1989

An archive of online writings at the Marxists Internet Archive


Articles on Marxism, Revolution and Black History

Intervening in Abyssinia
New Leader, October 1935.
I.L.P. Abyssinian Policy
I.L.P. Discussion, October 1935.
Popular Front in Past Times
Fight, December 1936.
The Leninist Attitude To War
Fight, January 1937.
The Second Moscow Trial
Fight, April-May 1937.
Controversy, October 1937.
Six Questions to Trotskyists – And Their Answers
Controversy, February-March 1938.
The Voice of Africa
International African Opinion, August 1938.
Sir Stafford Cripps and “Trusteeship”
International African Opinion, September 1938.
The Right of Self-Determination and the Negro in the US
SWP New York Convention Resolutions, July 1939.
The SWP and Negro Work
SWP New York Convention Resolutions 1939.
Revolution and the Negro
New International, December 1939.
Why Negroes Should Oppose the War
Socialist Workers Party pamphlet, 1939.
Native Son and Revolution
New International, May 1940.
Capitalist Society and the War
New International, July 1940.
State and Counter-Revolution
New International, August 1940.
Trotsky’s Place In History
New International, September 1940.
On the History of the Left Opposition
Discussion with Trotsky from Fourth International, January 1941.
The Bolsheviks in the War
Review of a book on the Bolsheviks during WWI from New International, February 1941.
Russia – A Fascist State
New International, April 1941.
Imperialism In Africa
New International, June 1941.
To and From The Finland Station
New International, June 1941.
Russia and Marxism
New International, September 1941.
Resolution on the Russian Question
Resolution submitted by C.L.R. James to the 1941 convention of the Workers Party of the United States
Letter on the nature of the Russian economy
New International, April 1942.
The Way Out for Europe
New International, April 1943.
Production for the Sake of Production
Polemic against Joseph Carter on Marxist Political Economy Workers Party Bulletin, April 1943.
Beatrice Webb, Reformist
New International, May 1943.
The West Indies in Review
New International, June 1943.
The Race Pogroms and the Negro
New International, July 1943.
The Philosophy of History and Necessity
Polemic against Sidney Hook from New International, July and October 1943.
Socialism and the National Question
New International, October 1943.
In the American Tradition
New International, November 1943.
Negroes in the Civil War
New International, December 1943
The European Socialist Revolution
New International, December 1943
In the International Tradition
New International, January 1944.
Laski, St. Paul and Stalin
New International, June 1944.
The American People in ‘One World’
New International, July 1944.
The Course of the War
New International, August 1944.
The French Rats and the Sinking Ship
New International, September 1944.
Which Way for PAC
New International, December 1944.
Germany and European Civilization
New International, November 1944.
New International, March 1945.
The Lesson of Germany
New International, May 1945.
The British Vote For Socialism
New International, September 1945.
From the Master-Slave Dialectic to Revolt in Capitalist Production
Extract from a polemic by C L R James, against the IKD, 1946
The Task Of Building The American Bolshevik Party
March 1946 Document from Bulletin of the Workers Party
The Program of the Minority
Minority document for Workers Party convention, May 1946, with Dunayevskaya et al.
After Ten Years
An assessment of Trotsky's Revolution Betrayed, ten years on, 1946.
Negroes and Bolshevism
April 1947 Article from Labor Action
Trotskyism in the United States, 1940-1947. Balance Sheet.
Published by the Workers Party and the Johnson-Forest tendency.
The Invading Socialist Society
With Raya Dunayevskaya and Grace Lee Boggs, published by the Johnson-Forest tendency.
The Revolutionary Answer to the Negro Problem in the USA
Article in Fourth International, Vol.9 No.8, December 1948.
Henry Luce and Karl Marx
March-April 1948 Article from Fourth International
Winston Churchill – Tory War-dog
February 1949 Article from Fourth International
“The Talented Tenth”: Negro Leadership and Civil Rights, Road Ahead in Negro Struggle
2 articles on the problems of the Civil Rights struggle from Fourth International, April 1949.
Cromwell and the Levellers, Ancestors of the Proletariat
2 articles on the English Revolution of 1649 from Fourth International, 1949.
Price of Imperialism to the People
From Fourth International, August 1949.
Stalinism and Negro History, Herbert Aptheker’s Distortions
2 articles on Stalinism from Fourth International, November and December 1949.
Two Young American Writers
Book review in Fourth International, March-April 1950
State Capitalism and World Revolution
Written in 1950 in collaboration with Raya Dunayevskaya.
On the Woman Question: An Orientation
A discussion held on September 3rd, 1951
Every Cook can Govern
A Study of Democracy in Ancient Greece, 1956
Lecture on Federation (West Indies and British Guiana)
Speech delivered at Queens College in then British Guiana on West Indian Federation, June 1958
Marxism and the Intellectuals
Pamphlet published with Martin Glaberman, 1962
Indomitable Rebel
Review of The Prophet Outcast, Trotsky: 1929-40 by Isaac Deutscher, 1963
Lenin and the Vanguard Party
Controversy, Vol. 1, No. 3, Spring 1963
Revolutionary Creativity
Review of two books on Russian Marxism, 1964
West Indians of East Indian Descent
Exploring race relations between Trinidadians of East Indian descent and Trinidadians of African descent.
On The Vanguard
Speech at a Conference of Oilfield Workers Trade Union in Trinidad, October 1965
Black Power
Talk in London in 1967.
World Politics Today
Article in Speak Out, March 1967.
Che Guevara
Article in Speak Out, November 1967.
World Revolution: 1968
Article in Speak Out, June/July 1968.
Reflections on Pan-Africanism
Transcript of speech given on 20 & 21 November 1973.
Interview with Ken Ramchand in San Fernando
Trinidad & Tobago, September 5th, 1980
Walter Rodney and the Question of Power
Talk given a memorial symposium titled, Walter Rodney, Revolutionary & Scholar: A Tribute, held on 30 January 1981 at the University of California, USA.
Interview with British Trotskyists
South London, November 16th, 1986