• From the Tricontinental to the Global South: Race, Radicalism, and Transnational Solidarity

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  • Acknowledgments  vii
    Introduction  1
    1. Beyond the Color Curtain: From the Black Atlantic to the Tricontinental  19
    2. In the Belly of the Beast: African American Civil Rights through a Tricontinental Lens  68
    3. The "Colored and Oppressed" in Amerikkka: Trans-Affective Solidarity in Writings by Young Lords and Nuyoricans  106
    4. "Todos los negros y todos los blancos y todos tomamos café": Racial Politics in the "Latin, African" Nation  160
    5. The (New) Global South in the Age of Global Capitalism: A Return to the Tricontinental  200
    Conclusion. Against Ferguson? Internationalism from the Tricontinental to the Global South  241
    Notes  247
    Bibliography  299
    Index  329
  • “Anne Garland Mahler's From the Tricontinental to the Global South brings to life the political project of the Tricontinental, the pole of left-wing anti-imperialism of the mid-twentieth century. Cuba is at the center of this project, but so too are the dreams of people from Africa and from the Americas. Out of the Cold War emerged this powerful statement against hierarchy and in favor of equality, against racism and for humanity. Mahler’s close reading of the fundamental texts of the Tricontinental shows how central it was to the creation of an anti-imperialist imagination that struggles to remain alive in our time." — Vijay Prashad, author of, The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South

    From the Tricontinental to the Global South is a comprehensive, groundbreaking, and intellectually honest study of the Tricontinental's internationalist agenda for understanding the Global South's challenges to imperialism and racial oppression. Anne Garland Mahler outlines how social movements, politics, and artistic engagement and black internationalist reflection provide a necessary critical approach to a transnational political resistance in the fight against racial inequalities. From the Tricontinental to the Global South is an absolutely must-read for all committed to a Global South political and scholarly resistance.” — William Luis, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Spanish, Vanderbilt University

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    In From the Tricontinental to the Global South Anne Garland Mahler traces the history and intellectual legacy of the understudied global justice movement called the Tricontinental—an alliance of liberation struggles from eighty-two countries, founded in Havana in 1966. Focusing on racial violence and inequality, the Tricontinental's critique of global capitalist exploitation has influenced historical radical thought, contemporary social movements such as the World Social Forum and Black Lives Matter, and a Global South political imaginary. The movement's discourse, which circulated in four languages, also found its way into radical artistic practices, like Cuban revolutionary film and Nuyorican literature. While recent social movements have revived Tricontinentalism's ideologies and aesthetics, they have largely abandoned its roots in black internationalism and its contribution to a global struggle for racial justice. In response to this fractured appropriation of Tricontinentalism, Mahler ultimately argues that a renewed engagement with black internationalist thought could be vital to the future of transnational political resistance.

    About The Author(s)

    Anne Garland Mahler is Assistant Professor of Spanish at the University of Virginia.
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