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  • Another World Was Possible: A Century of Movements

    An issue of: Radical History Review
    Number: 92
    Pages: 208
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  • 1. Editors’ Introduction–Duane J. Corpis and Ian Christopher Fletcher

    2. Two Revolutions: The Ghadar Movement and India’s Radical Diaspora, 1913–1918–Maia Ramnath

    3. The Uses of the Comparative Imagination: South African History and World History in the Political Consciousness and Strategy of the South African Left, 1943-1959–Christopher Joon-Hai Lee

    4. “De la Esclavitud Yanqui a la Libertad Cubana”: U.S. Black Radicals, the Cuban Revolution, and the Formation of a Tricontinental Ideology–Besenia Rodriguez

    5. “The World Is Changing, and History Is the One That Is Teaching Us Where to Go and What to Do”: An Interview with Adelina Nicholls–Yaël Simpson Fletcher and Ian Christopher Fletcher

    6. Introduction: New Historical Perspectives on the First Universal Races Congress of 1911–Ian Christopher Fletcher

    7. The Universal Races Congress, London Political Culture, and Imperial Dissent, 1900-1939–Susan D. Pennybacker

    8. Negotiating Universal Values and Cultural and National Parameters at the First Universal Races Congress–Mansour Bonakdarian

    9. The Negro and the Dark Princess: Two Legacies of the Universal Races Congress–Robert Gregg and Madhavi Kale

    Teaching Radical History

    10. Introduction: Teaching That Another World Is Possible–Enrique C. Ochoa

    11. Teaching the History of Global and Transnational Feminisms–Yaël Simpson Fletcher

    12. Toward a Global History of the Left–Ian Christopher Fletcher


    13. (Re)orienting Orientalism: Review of Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, Refashioning Iran: Orientalism, Occidentalism, and Historiography; and Tony Ballantyne, Orientalism and Race: Aryanism in the British Empire–Mansour Bonakdarian

    14. Notes and Raves from the Collective, Summer 2004–Adina Back, Duane J. Corpis, Ian Christopher Fletcher, Bob Hannigan, Chia Yin Hsu, and Teresa Meade

    15. The Abusable Past–R. J. Lambrose

    16. Notes on Contributors

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  • Description

    Another World Was Possible modifies the slogan of the World Social Forum—an annual meeting formed as an alternative to the more elite World Economic Forum—“Another world is possible!” The change from present to past tense in the phrase acknowledges the importance of social movements from the past century that have worked for alternative visions of justice and freedom leading up to and continuing to influence current movements. This special issue of Radical History Review highlights the global and transnational dimensions of radical history that are less visible in other historical accounts whose horizons are national or local or that are oriented toward either “centers” or “peripheries.” By emphasizing social movements and political contention, this issue offers a globalized radical history that enriches the wider field of world history.

    The collection argues that radical movements offer an intriguing counternarrative to the more familiar history of imperialism and globalization in the twentieth century. One essay illuminates the radical anticolonial and diasporic South Asian Ghadar movement, which worked to free India from British rule. Another delves into the global politics of South African radicalism between antifascism and apartheid in the 1940s and 1950s. A third essay explores the encounter between U.S. black activists and Cuban revolutionaries in the 1960s. In an interview, a Latina activist illustrates the transnational scope of contemporary social movements by describing her organizing work among immigrants in Atlanta, Georgia.

    Contributors. Adina Black, Mansour Bonakdarian, Duane J. Corpis, Ian Christopher Fletcher, Yael Simpson Fletcher, Robert Gregg, Bob Hannigan, Chia Yin Hsu, Madhavi Kale, R. J. Lambrose, Christopher Joon-Hai Lee, Teresa Meade, Adelina Nicholls, Enrique C. Ochoa, Susan D. Pennybacker, Maia Ramnath, Besenia Rodriguez

    Another World Was Possible is the companion issue to Two, Three, Many Worlds (Radical History Review, #91).

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