European imperialism swallows Abyssinia and Britain decides to share the meal ;
C.L.R. James [Cyril Lionel Robert James] will lecture at the Connolly Mallin Hall, rere 16 Parnell Square, entrance Gardiner's Row Wednesday 4 December , at 8 p.m.
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[Dublin : Ardiff, Kilmainham, printer ; Wednesday 4 December 1935].
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Handbill advertising a talk by Afro-Trinidadian historian C.L.R. James (1901-1989) in the Connolly Mallin Hall, 16 Parnell Square, Dublin on Wednesday 4 December 1935. Black font on buff coloured paper featuring an image of C.L.R. James in profile at centre of sheet. Text of handbill continues: “Questions and discussions. A Negro will tell of the British, French and Italian intrigue to dismember and absorb the last free land of the Coloured races in Africa. Admission : 6d. [6 pence]". The 'Abyssinia Crisis' saw the invasion of the Ethiopian Empire (Abyssinia) by the Kingdom of Italy (Regno d'Italia) under Benito Mussolini leading to the Second Italo-Abyssinian War. (Italy ignored the sanctions imposed by the League of Nations, quiting the League of Nations and made deals with Britain and France that saw Italy established control of Ethiopia. The crisis discredited the League of nations and led Fascist Italy closer to an alliance with Nazi Germany).
Physical description: 1 handbill ; 23.5 x 12.8 cm.
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