In this under-recognized work of economic and political scholarship, Alphaeus Hunton examines the history of the economic exploitation of Africa, the contributions this exploitation made to the economic development of Europe and North America, and potential paths for economic development for the newly liberated countries. Most importantly, he documents the emerging anti-imperialist and class struggles within the colonized countries which led to independence. With an original Foreword by W.E.B. Du Bois, and a new Foreword and Afterword by Timothy V. Johnson and David H. Anthony, respectively, this Revised Edition of Hunton’s classic text is a must have for any one interested in the long struggle for Black liberation in Africa.
This title should be read along with Dorothy Hunton’s Unsung Valiant and Tony Pecinovsky’s The Cancer of Colonialism: W. Alphaeus Hunton, Black Liberation, and the Daily Worker, 1944-1946.