Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle For Freedom In The United States And India
by Nico Slate /
2012 / English / EPUB
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A hidden history connects India and the United States, the worlds two largest democracies. From the late nineteenth century through the 1960s, activists worked across borders of race and nation to push both countries toward achieving their democratic principles. At the heart of this shared struggle, African Americans and Indians forged bonds ranging from statements of sympathy to coordinated acts of solidarity. Within these two groups, certain activists developed a colored cosmopolitanism, a vision of the world that transcended traditional racial distinctions. These men and women agitated for the freedom of the colored world, even while challenging the meanings of both color and freedom.