This book analyzes the stance of international communism towards nationality, anti-colonialism, and racial equality as defined by the Communist International (Comintern) during the interwar period. Central to the volume is a comparative analysis of the communist parties of three British dominions, South Africa, Canada and Australia, demonstrating how each party attempted to follow Moscow’s lead and how each party produced its own attempts to deal with these issues locally, while considering the limits of their own agency within the movement at large.
Introduction Part One: Part One: The Communist International and the National, Colonial, and Racial Questions 1. The Comintern and the National and Colonial Questions 2. The Communist International and Race Part Two: The National, Colonial, and Racial Questions in Individual Communist Parties 3. The Communist Party of South Africa 4. The Communist Party of Canada 5. The Communist Party of Australia Conclusion