On Thursday 31st March a new documentary film will be launched at King’s College, London, exploring the life and works of C. L. R. James (1901 – 1989). James was a Trinidadian historian, essayist, anti-colonialist, and anti-Stalinist marxist. He was an autodidact who wrote widely on Caribbean history, politics, social theory, and cricket.
In the TUC Library we have a number of works on the subject of C. L. R. James and authored by him. We have a copy of C. L. R. James and Revolutionary Marxism, edited by Scott McLemee and Paul Le Blanc. We also have a copy of “The Life of Captain Cipriani: an account of British Government in the West Indies” by C. L. R. James, published in 1932 (above). Captain Cipriani was a trade unionist, politician and founder of the Trinidad Labour Party. In 1933 a condensed version of this work was published as “The Case for West-Indian Self-Government” (see below).
For more information on what we hold on the subject of C. L. R. James, get in touch. You can also download a Resource Guide of sources for Caribbean Studies in the TUC Library.