Donald E. Pease

Donald E. Pease, Avalon Professor of Humanities, Dartmouth College, author of Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context (1987), editor (with Amy Kaplan) of Cultures of United States Imperialism (1993), and editor of the Duke University Press series The New Americanists, provides a lengthy introduction to this book and its history.

Political theorist and cultural critic, novelist and cricket enthusiast, C. L. R. James (1901 – 1989) was a brilliant polymath who has been described…