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Anti-Imperialist Modernism excavates how U.S. cross-border, multi-ethnic anti-imperialist movements at mid-century shaped what we understand as cultural modernism and the historical period of the Great Depression.  The book demonstrates how U.S. multiethnic cultural movements, located in political parties, small journals, labor unions, and struggles for racial liberation, helped construct a common sense of international solidarity that critiqued ideas of nationalism and essentialized racial identity. The book thus moves beyond accounts that have tended to view the pre-war “Popular Front” through tropes of national belonging or an abandonment of the cosmopolitanism of previous decades. Impressive archival research brings to light the ways in which a transnational vision of modernism and modernity was fashioned through anti-colonial networks of North/South solidarity.

Chapters examine farmworker photographers in California’s central valley, a Nez Perce intellectual traveling to the Soviet Union, imaginations of the Haitian Revolution, the memory of the U.S.–Mexico War, and U.S. radical writers traveling to Cuba. The last chapter examines how the Cold War foreclosed these movements within a nationalist framework, when activists and intellectuals had to suppress the transnational nature of their movements, often rewriting the cultural past to conform to a patriotic narrative of national belonging.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Other Works in the Series, Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. Introduction. Anti-Imperialist Modernism: Transnational Radical Culture from the Great Depression to the Cold War
  2. pp. 1-37
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  1. 1 • This Land Is My Land: Cuba and the Anti-Imperialist Critique of a National-Popular Culture in the United States
  2. pp. 38-82
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  1. 2 • Travels of an American Indian into the Hinterlands of Soviet Russia: Native American Modernity and the Popular Front
  2. pp. 83-117
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  1. 3 • The Other Revolution: Haiti and the Aesthetics of Anti-Imperialist Modernism
  2. pp. 118-149
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  1. 4 • The Strike and the Terror: The Transnational Critique of the New Deal in the California Popular Front
  2. pp. 150-181
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  1. 5 • An Inland Empire: Fascism, Farm Labor, and the Memory of 1848
  2. pp. 182-223
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  1. 6 • Cold War Re-Visions: Red Scare Nationalism and the Unmade Salt of the Earth
  2. pp. 224-252
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 253-286
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 287-300
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780472902552
Related ISBN(s)
9780472119714, 9780472121502
MARC Record
OCLC
933515730
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes

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