Winston James (NHC Fellow, 2001–02)

Project Title

Claude McKay: From Bolshevism to Black Nationalism, 1923-1948

Columbia University

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2001–02

Winston James revised six chapters of his book Claude McKay: The Making of a Black Bolshevik, 1889-1923, and three chapters for other books including: "The Wings of Ethiopia: The Caribbean Diaspora and Pan-African Projects—From John Brown Russwurm to George Padmore," in African Diasporas: Imagination and Consciousness, edited by Geneviève Fabre and Benedicte Alliot (forthcoming, 2003); "The Black Experience in Twentieth-Century Britain," in The Black Experience in the British Empire, edited by Philip Morgan and Sean Howells (Oxford University Press, forthcoming, 2003); "An Outcast Race of an Outcast Class: Claude McKay's Experience and Analysis of Britain," in West Indian Intellectuals in Britain, edited by Bill Schwarz (Manchester University Press, forthcoming, 2003). His article on "Explaining the Afro-Caribbean Social Mobility in the United States: Beyond the Sowell Thesis" was published in the journal Comparative Studies in Society and History (vol. 44, no. 2 [2002]), and another article on "Becoming the People's Poet: Claude McKay's Jamaican Years, 1889-1912" will appear in Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism (forthcoming, March 2003).