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Blacks, Reds, and Russians : Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise

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An unmarked copy of this extraordinary study of the African Americans who perceived greater freedom and opportunity in the Soviet Union of the 1920s and 1930s than that available to them in a racially segregated USA.

Black cloth, gilt; unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear. Faint erased pencil price top ffep, otherwise internally unmarked, as new. xvii, 273 pp.

One of the most compelling, yet little known stories of race relations in the twentieth century is the account of blacks who chose to leave the United States to be involved in the Soviet Experiment in the 1920s and 1930s. Frustrated by the limitations imposed by racism in their home country, African Americans were lured by the promise of opportunity abroad. A number of them settled there, raised families, and became integrated into society. The Soviet economy likewise reaped enormous benefits from the talent and expertise that these individuals brought, and the all around success story became a platform for political leaders to boast their party goals of creating a society where all members were equal. In Blacks, Reds, and Russians, Joy Gleason Carew offers insight into the political strategies that often underlie relationships between different peoples and countries. She draws on the autobiographies of key sojourners, including Harry Haywood and Robert Robinson, in addition to the writings of Claude McKay, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Langston Hughes. Interviews with the descendents of figures such as Paul Robeson and Oliver Golden offer rare personal insights into the story of a group of emigrants who, confronted by the daunting challenges of making a life for themselves in a racist United States, found unprecedented opportunities in communist Russia.

Item details

Author(s):
Carew, Professor Joy Gleason
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0813543061
ISBN-13:
9780813543062
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Title:
Blacks, Reds, and Russians : Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise

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An unmarked copy of this extraordinary study of the African Americans who perceived greater freedom and opportunity in the Soviet Union of the 1920s and 1930s than that available to them in a racially segregated USA.

Black cloth, gilt; unmarked. Dustwrapper has very slight shelfwear. Faint erased pencil price top ffep, otherwise internally unmarked, as new. xvii, 273 pp.

One of the most compelling, yet little known stories of race relations in the twentieth century is the account of blacks who chose to leave the United States to be involved in the Soviet Experiment in the 1920s and 1930s. Frustrated by the limitations imposed by racism in their home country, African Americans were lured by the promise of opportunity abroad. A number of them settled there, raised families, and became integrated into society. The Soviet economy likewise reaped enormous benefits from the talent and expertise that these individuals brought, and the all around success story became a platform for political leaders to boast their party goals of creating a society where all members were equal. In Blacks, Reds, and Russians, Joy Gleason Carew offers insight into the political strategies that often underlie relationships between different peoples and countries. She draws on the autobiographies of key sojourners, including Harry Haywood and Robert Robinson, in addition to the writings of Claude McKay, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Langston Hughes. Interviews with the descendents of figures such as Paul Robeson and Oliver Golden offer rare personal insights into the story of a group of emigrants who, confronted by the daunting challenges of making a life for themselves in a racist United States, found unprecedented opportunities in communist Russia.

Author(s):
Carew, Professor Joy Gleason
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Edition:
1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0813543061
ISBN-13:
9780813543062
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Title:
Blacks, Reds, and Russians : Sojourners in Search of the Soviet Promise

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