Jamaican radical Claude McKay at a Communist International conference
Jamaican radical Claude McKay at a Communist International conference

Breaking Borders

Transatlantic struggles over international solidarity, 1889-1939

The promotional project "Breaking Borders" analyzes how the idea of international solidarity – an idea that remains relevant in light of today’s increasingly global challenges – was shaped and contested in the active exchanges that existed between early 20th-century socialists from Europe, the Caribbean and North America. Researching the transatlantic dimension to these socialist discussions will shed light on neglected approaches to international solidarity, and may open up new avenues towards exploring and formulating international cooperation suited to tackle today’s challenges. The project, which is supervised by prof. dr. Frank Mehring, dr. Harm Kaal and prof. dr. Jaap Verheul, integrates digital as well as non-digital tools.

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