Gerald Horne in Los Angeles
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Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 08:37:18 EST
From: Andrew H. Lee <andrew.lee@...>
Subject: Gerald Horne in Los Angeles
You are invited to hear Gerald Horne speak about his newest
books: _Race Woman: The Lives of Shirley Graham Du Bois_
(New York: NYU Press, 2000) and _Class Struggle in Hollywood,
1930-1950: Moguls, Mobsters Stars, Reds & Trade Unionists_
(Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001).
The talk about 'Race Woman' will be held on Wednesday, February
14, 2001 at 7 pm at Eso Won Book Store: 3655 S. La Brea (between
Coliseum and Rodeo).
The talk about the Hollywood book will take place on Saturday,
February 17 at 5 PM at Midnight Special Bookstore, 1318 Third
Street Promenade, Santa Monica.
There will be copies of the books available for purchase.
>From the Jacket BlurbsRace Woman:
"Gerald Horne has brought a wealth of detail and insight to
the life of Shirley Graham Du Bois, a writer and activist
as significant in her own right as for her long and vital
companionship with W.E.B. Du Bois. This is a valuable
--David Levering Lewis.
"Few twentieth century women's lives were more significant...
than that of Shirley Graham Du Bois. Praises to Gerald Horne
who, with his usual thoroughness and acuity, has given her
the place in the canon she has long deserved."
--Paula J. Gidddings
"Gerald Horne has produced a superbly detailed and
wonderfully research biography of a major international
figure...He has rendered an eventful life and complex woman
with considerable skill and sensitivity. Race woman should
be required reading for students and scholars of the arts,
the African diaspora, women, the Cold War, and the radical
--Chana Kai Lee
"Shirley Graham Du Bois finally...gets her due. Gerald Horne
makes the case for why we should remember this long-neglected
African-American figure whose life and achievements evolved
from the early Jim Crow era through the post-Civil Rights
--Tera W. Hunter
Class Struggle in Hollywood:
"I ardently recommend this book...because it is destined
to be a bombshell in the field and perhaps far beyond the
field. It may also be denounced because of its unabashed
character, but that is all to the good: the author has
demonstrated the best kind of partianship, flavored with
heavy primary research and a commitment to revealing the
"This book is without a doubt a unique and important
contribution to film history...Horne's argument for the
centrality of the 1945-1946 labor dispute in the evolution
of Hollywood culture and politics offers a challenge to
which all future scholars of the subject will have to
Please call (310) 589-9817 if you have any further questions.