The End of Empires: African Americans and India

By: Gerald Horne

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s adaptation of Gandhi’s doctrine of nonviolent resistance is the most visible example of the rich history of ties between African Americans and India. In The End of Empires, Gerald Horne provides an unprecedented history of the relationship between African Americans and Indians in the period leading up to Indian independence in 1947. Recognizing their common history of exploitation, Horne writes, African Americans and Indians interacted frequently and eventually created alliances, which were advocated by W.E.B. Du Bois, among other leaders. Horne tells the fascinating story of these exchanges, including the South Asian influence on the Nation of Islam and the close friendship between Paul Robeson and India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Based on extensive archival research in India, the United States and the United Kingdom, The End of Empires breaks new ground in the effort to put African American history into a global context. Contents Introduction 1. Passage to—and from—India 2.The Color Line 3. Revolution? 4. Not Quite "White" 5. Black America in India 6. Mission to India 7. India and Black America 8. The United States versus India 9. Race War! 10. African Americans Waging War in India 11. Toward Independence and Equality 12. Toward Equality/Beyond Independence 13. The End of Empires Notes Index. Printed Pages: 274 with 7 b/w illustrations.

Title: The End of Empires: African Americans and India

Author Name: Gerald Horne

Categories: Africa, India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Indian Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2010

ISBN: 8121512212

ISBN 13: 9788121512213

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 16 x 24 Cm

Seller ID: 033531

Keywords: Gerald Horne African Americans India End of Empires