The League Against Imperialism
The League Against Imperialism
Lives and Afterlives
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Erez Manela: Foreword: Plotting the Anti-Colonial Transnational
1. Michele Louro, Carolien Stolte, Heather Streets-Salter, Sana Tannoury-Karam: The League Against Imperialism: Lives and Afterlives
2. Michael Goebel: Forging a Proto-Third World? Latin America and the League Against Imperialism
3. Dónal Hassett: An Independent Path: Algerian Nationalists and the League Against Imperialism
4. Sana Tannoury-Karam: “Long Live the Revolutionary Alliance Against Imperialism”: Interwar Anti-Imperialism and the Arab Levant
5. Anna Belogurova: China, Anti-imperialist Leagues, and the Comintern: Visions, Networks and Cadres
6. Fredrik Petersson: “We will fight with our lives for the equal rights of all peoples”: Willi Münzenberg, the League Against Imperialism, and the Comintern
7. Daniel Brückenhaus: British Passport Restrictions, the League Against Imperialism, and the Problem of Liberal Democracy
8. David Murphy: No More Slaves! Lamine Senghor, Black Internationalism and the League Against Imperialism
9. Disha Karnad Jani: Unfreedom and Its Opposite: Towards an Intellectual History of the League Against Imperialism
10. Michele Louro: An Anti-Imperialist “Echo” in India
11. Mark Reeves: Two Leagues, One Front? The India League and the League Against Imperialism in the British Left, 1927-1937
12. Klaas Stutje: Herald of a Failed Revolt: Mohammad Hatta in Brussels, 1927
13. Christopher J. Lee: The Leninist Moment in South Africa
14. Carolien Stolte: Towards Afro-Asia? Continuities and Change in Indian Anti-Imperialist Regionalism, 1927-1957
15. Jeffrey Byrne: Institutionalizing Postcolonial Internationalism: The Apparatus of the Third World Project
Antoinette Burton: Afterword: the Zigzag of the Global in the Histories of the League Against

The League Against Imperialism

Lives and Afterlives

The League Against Imperialism: Lives and Afterlives explores the dramatic and engaging story of a global institution that brought together activists across geographical and political borders for the goal of eradicating colonial rule worldwide. The League against Imperialism (LAI) attracted anticolonial activists like India’s Jawaharlal Nehru, Indonesia’s Sukarno, and Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta, as well as prominent figures such as Albert Einstein, Ernst Toller, Romain Rolland, Upton Sinclair, Mohandas Gandhi, and Madame Sun Yat-Sen. This volume is the first to capture the global history of the LAI by bringing together contributions by scholars researching the movement from various regions, languages, and archives. Told primarily from the perspectives of those on the peripheries of empires, the volume argues that interwar anti-imperialism was central to the story of transnational activism during the interwar years and remained an inspiration for many who took on leadership roles during decolonization across the global south.

Carolien Stolte

Carolien Stolte is Senior Lecturer at Leiden University, the Netherlands. Her research focuses on the international history of South Asia. She co-led, with Su-Lin Lewis, the AHRC Research Network “Afro-Asian Networks in the Early Cold War".

Heather Streets-Salter

Heather Streets-Salter is Professor and Director of World History Programs at Northeastern University. Her work explores imperialism and colonialism as global phenomena. Recent publications include World War One in Southeast Asia: Colonialism and Anticolonialism in an Era of Global Conflict (Cambridge, 2017), and Empires and Colonies in the Modern World (Oxford, 2015), with Trevor Getz.

Sana Tannoury-Karam

Sana Tannoury-Karam is an Early Career Fellow at the Arab Council for the Social Sciences and a lecturer at the Lebanese American University. Her most recent article “This War is Our War: Antifascism Among Lebanese Leftist Intellectuals” was published in the Journal of World History.

Michele Louro

Michele Louro is Associate Professor at Salem State University. Her research focuses on the historical interplay between South Asia and the wider world. She has published widely on India and the intewar internationalism including her recent book, Comrades against Imperialism: Nehru, India, and Interwar Internationalism (Cambridge, 2018).