Gerald Horne draws on the life of Ferdinand Smith, the Jamaican-born co-founder and second-in-command of the National Maritime Union (NMU), to make connections between labor radicalism and the Civil Rights Movement - demonstrating that the gains of the latter were propelled by the former and undermined by anticommunism.
The story of Matilda Joslyn Gage, a key figure in the 19th-century women's suffrage movement. Her advanced feminist thought resulted in her exclusion from the movement and its history. Gage connected all of women's oppression to patriarchy and attacked the church as its prime sponsor.
Defiant to the end (she hanged herself in prison on July 23, 1926), Kaneko Fumiko wrote this memoir as an indictment of the society that oppressed her, the family that abused and neglected her, and the imperial system that drove her to her death.
By addressing the issues that decimated China's monolithic elite in the late 1960s, this text illuminates not only the life and fate of Liu Shaoqi, but also the policy-making process of a revolutionary state facing the diverting exigencies of economic modernization and political development.
This is the autobiography of George Olah, a revolutionary whose impact on science is felt even today. His research into superacids yielded the term "magic acids". Olah guides the reader through his long and remarkable journey from growing up in Hungary to winning the Noble Prize in chemistry.
Born in colonial India into a despised caste of former tree climbers, Ayya lost his mother as a child and came of age in a small town in lowland Burma. Forced to flee at the outbreak of World War II, he returned to southern India after a treacherous 1,700-mile journey by rail, boat, bullock cart, and foot.
This is the first volume in a set covering the writings of Mao-Tse-tung and charting his progress from childhood to full political maturity. This work contains essays, letters, notes and articles in the period 1912 to 1920, which saw him move from liberalism, through anarchism to Marxism.