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Reminder Hubert Harrison will be discussed at 6 PM (EDT) today (May 25, 2013)
with host Chris Stevenson and guest Jeffrey B. Perry
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May 25, 2013

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Hubert Harrison will be discussed live at 6 PM (EDT) today (May 25, 2013) with host Chris Stevenson and guest Jeffrey B. Perry CLICK HERE TO LISTEN LIVE
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Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race
New Expanded Edition (Verso Books)
discussed by Jeffrey B. Perry
in Counterpunch

May 21, 2013

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Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race, New Expanded Edition (Verso Books), discussed by Jeffrey B. Perry in Counterpunch of May 21, 2013. CLICK HERE

Hubert Harrison "Tells Plain Facts and the Bosses Don't Like Them"

May 19, 2013

Tags: Hubert Harrison, Hubert H. Harrison, Paterson Silk Strike, Botto House, Haledon, “Big Bill” Haywood, Patrick Quinlan, Frederick Sumner Boyd, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn


A little over 100 years ago, on May 19, 1913, Hubert Harrison spoke at a major rally for the Paterson Silk Strikers at the Botto House in Haledon, NJ. Other speakers that day included “Big Bill” Haywood, Patrick Quinlan, Frederick Sumner Boyd, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.

The Botto House later became the "American Labor Museum," in part because of the large and important meetings held there during the strike.

The Paterson "Evening News" described Harrison as "very bitter in his denunciations of the New York newspaper writers" and reported that he "commenced a tirade upon one of the writers in particular, and called him a -- dirty dog.”

The anti-strike "Evening News" added that "his comparisons were very blasphemous and not fit for . . . the papers to re-print"

Co-agitator Flynn, however, defended him saying that "he tells plain facts and the bosses don't like them."

(Drawn from Jeffrey B. Perry, “Hubert Harrison: The Voice of Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918” (Columbia University Press)

Video of Presentation on
"The Invention of the White Race"
by Theodore W. Allen
Willie Terry chaired & Jon Flanders hosted
Jeffrey B. Perry presented
James Connolly Forum
Troy, NY 5/10/13

May 15, 2013

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Video of Presentation on "The Invention of the White Race" (Verso Books) by Theodore W. Allen. Willie Terry chaired, Jon Flanders hosted, and Jeffrey B. Perry presented before the James Connolly Forum in Troy, NY on May 10, 2013.

Theodore W. Allen's
The Invention of the White Race
Slide Presentation Talk by
Jeffrey B. Perry

May 15, 2013

Tags: Theodore W. Allen, The Invention of the White Race, Verso Books, Jeffrey B. Perry




Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race (Verso Books) is discussed by Jeffrey B. Perry in Black Agenda Report of May 15, 2013. Read the article CLICK HERE

Theodore W. Allen's "The Invention of the White Race" in "Black Agenda Report" May 15, 2013

May 15, 2013

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Theodore W. Allen's The Invention of the White Race (Verso Books) discussed by Jeffrey B. Perry in Black Agenda Report of May 15, 2013. CLICK HERE

Hubert H. Harrison, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Theodore W. Allen
Important Building Blocks "Toward a Revolution in U.S. Labor History"

May 2, 2013

Tags: Hubert H. Harrison, W. E. B. Du Bois, Theodore W. Allen, Toward a Revolution in U.S. Labor History



“The ten million Negroes of America form a group that is more essentially proletarian than any other American group . . . and the Negro was . . . [under slavery] the most thoroughly exploited of the American proletariat, . . . the most thoroughly despised.”
Hubert Harrison
“Socialism and the Negro,” International Socialist Review, 1912
[The Developing Conjuncture top left]



“The South, after the [Civil] war, presented the greatest opportunity for a real national labor movement which the nation ever saw or is likely to see for many decades. Yet the [white] labor movement, with but few exceptions, never realized the situation. It never had the intelligence or knowledge, as a whole, to see in black slavery and Reconstruction, the kernel and the meaning of the labor movement in the United States.”
W.E.B. Du Bois
Black Reconstruction, 1935


“Given this understanding of slavery in Anglo-America as capitalism, and of the slaveholders as capitalists, it follows that the chattel bond-laborers were proletarians. Accordingly, the study of class consciousness as a sense the American workers have of their own class interests, must start with recognition of that fact.”
Theodore W. Allen
On Roediger’s The Wages of Whiteness, 2001



Hubert Harrison:
The Voice of
Harlem Radicalism, 1883-1918

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