Pan-Africanism & Seafarers Between Freetown, Hamburg and Britain

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Pan-Africanism & Seafarers Between Freetown, Hamburg and Britain

Type: Master thesis
Title: Pan-Africanism & Seafarers Between Freetown, Hamburg and Britain
Author: White, J.
Issue Date: 2019-02-28
Abstract: Within the centers of Black internationalism epitomized by the I.T.U.C.N.W in Hamburg, Black seafarers came into contact with Pan-Africanism and Communism. It looks at how and why Pan-Africanism was adopted by seafarers through the articulation and dissemination of literary production and the consequences that followed. These consequences are highlighted as a means to shed light upon the seafarer’s unique role in the Black internationalist network due to their mobility and their specific role in forms of organized Marxism that emerged.This study looks at the intellectual phenomenon of Pan-Africanism in the 1930s and how this body of ideas was incorporated by Black seafarers as they travelled between Freetown, Hamburg and Britain, with the intention of recovering their historical agency in the process.
Supervisor: Stolte, Carolien
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: History (Master)
Specialisation: Colonial & Global History
ECTS Credits: 30
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/69441
 

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