In a previous chapter, some attention was given to the economic and more especially the political aspects of nationalistic movements which had developed as a reaction of colored peoples to white domination. The chief concern of this chapter will be with the cultural aspects of the various nationalistic movements and their relation to the problem of social organization. Consideration will be given, first, to the manner in which the folk and their traditional culture have been influenced by European civilization and the relation of these changes to the development of nationalism. The analysis will then be focused upon the role of the native bourgeoisie in spearheading the nationalistic movements. This will be followed by a study of political and cultural autonomy in relation to the factor of status in the relations of white and colored peoples. Finally, consideration will be given to the way the Soviet Union has dealt with the problem of nationalism through its policy of cultural autonomy and economic equality.
In his book dealing with the relation of race to nationality, especially in the development of English nation