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The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics

Adam Ewing


Jamaican activist Marcus Garvey (1887–1940) organized the Universal Negro Improvement Association in Harlem in 1917. By the early 1920s, his program of African liberation and racial uplift had attracted millions of supporters, both in the United States and abroad. This book presents an expansive global history of the movement that came to be known as Garveyism. Offering a groundbreaking new interpretation of global black politics between the First and Second World Wars, this book charts Garveyism's emergence, its remarkable global transmission, and its influence in the responses among African ... More

Keywords: Marcus Garvey, African liberation, racial uplift, Garveyism, global black politics, white supremacy, colonial rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691157795
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691157795.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Ewing, author
Vanderbilt University