This timely work highlights how activists and politicians in both spaces understood race, empire, and colonialism in the 20th century. . . . A must-read for scholars of transnational and diaspora history as well as anyone trying to build black and brown alliances in today’s antiracist movements.
--African-American Intellectual History Society
Reimagines the way race is approached in Puerto Rico and the black diaspora. . . . Insightful, nuanced, and delightfully written, this book illuminates the ways even radical ideas about race and empire tended to reproduce the logics of white supremacy and empire.
Provides a significant contribution to the growing scholarship of diasporic studies and multiracial coalitions. Anybody interested in the overlapping histories of antiracist and anticolonial movements should read this book.
--American Historical Review
Establishes a groundbreaking standard for understanding the issues of race, class, gender, and interracial/interethnic coalitions, exemplified as alternative means of fighting against colonialism while articulating a more inclusive national identity narrative. This book is a valuable source for any course on American, Caribbean, Latino, Latin American, and women and gender studies, as well as other related fields.