Winston James is a professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and a widely published historian of the African diaspora. He is the author of the prizewinning Holding Aloft the Banner of Ethiopia: Caribbean Radicalism in Early Twentieth-Century America (1998), A Fierce Hatred of Injustice: Claude McKay's Jamaica and His Poetry of Rebellion (2000), and The Struggles of John Brown Russwurm: The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799–1851 (2010), and a coeditor of Inside Babylon: The Caribbean Diaspora in Britain (1993). His current project is a two-volume political biography of Claude McKay, a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance.
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- Pan-Africanism and Black Nationalism
- Rethinking the "New Negro" Movement, 1917–1930
- The Black Experience in Britain
- The Black Radical Tradition
- The Caribbean Diaspora and Black Internationalism
- The Caribbean Diaspora in the United States
- The Harlem Renaissance
- The History of Black Harlem
- The Life and Work of Claude McKay
- The Life and Work of John Brown Russwurm