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“The Reddest of the Blacks”


For the past several months, I’ve been researching the life of Lovett Fort-Whiteman. Here’s a short film I made about his eventual arrest and death in Stalinist Russia.

The Tsarist Exile System

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Guest:

Daniel Beer is a senior lecturer in the History Department at Royal Holloway, University of London. He’s written widely on 19th century Russia and is the author of Renovating Russia: The Human Sciences and the Fate of Liberal Modernity, 1880–1930, published by Cornell University Press. His new book is The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile under the Tsars published by Knopf.

Music:

Adam & the Ants, “King of the Wild Frontier,” Antbox, 2000.