About Cancer of Colonialism
From July 1944 to January 1946, Alphaeus Hunton wrote regularly for the Communist Party, USA's newspaper, the Daily Worker. Collected here for the first time are Hunton's Daily Worker columns. They provide a glimpse into Hunton's Marxist worldview and are important resources for scholars and general readers interested in the evolution of 20th century resistance to Jim Crow and colonial subjugation. Included in this volume is a Foreword by Vijay Prashad and an Introduction by Tony Pecinovsky, as well as a short biography of Hunton enabling readers to better grasp his contributions as an early intellectual and organizational architect of the long struggle for equality and liberation.
In bringing together Alphaeus Hunton's Daily Worker columns, Pecinovsky provides invaluable insight into the political thought of one of the most important radical Black activist-scholars of the 20th century. The Cancer of Colonialism is second only to Dorothy Hunton's Alphaeus Hunton: The Unsung Valiant in excavating the paramountcy of this towering figure in the struggle for Black liberation and socialism. - Charisse Burden-Stelly, co-author, with Gerald Horne, of W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life in American History
Alphaeus Hunton was one of the most prolific and active radical activists of the 20th century Black Freedom Struggle. Unfortunately, few know his name. Pecinovsky's book is an important study into Hunton's journalism, ideas, and activism and offers insight into his radical views in his own words. - Denise M. Lynn, author of Where Is Juliet Stuart Poyntz? Gender, Spycraft, and Anti-Stalinism in the Early Cold War and vice president of the Historians of American Communism
Alphaeus Hunton was truly the "Unsung Valiant" for a good deal of the 20th century. The Cancer of Colonialism reminds us of what we lost when Hunton's brilliant insights were marginalized by his most strident foes. - Gerald Horne, author of The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism: The Roots of Slavery, White Supremacy, and Capitalism in the 17th Century North America and the Caribbean
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