This book has the important element that is missing in most of the books and articles on Garvey—a political analysis of what the Garvey Movement was about.... John Henrik Clarke, The Black Scholar
A classic study of the Garvey movement, this is the most thoroughly researched book on Garvey's ideas by a historian of black nationalism.
"Martin's study is the most thoroughly researched book on Garvey's ideas ...." CHOICE
Race First is as close to a definitive study of Marcus Garvey as we have seen...." John Henrik Clarke, JAMAICA JOURNAL
"...a well conceived, exhaustively researched, skillfully executed book...." Genna Rae McNeil, JOURNAL OF NEGRO HISTORY