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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.

Russian Peasants in Revolution

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Guest:

Aaron Retish is an associate professor of history at Wayne State University where he specializes in late Imperial and Soviet history with a focus on the social, cultural, and political history of the countryside. He is the author of Russia’s Peasants in Revolution and Civil War: Citizenship, Identity, and the Creation of the Soviet State, 1914-1922, published by Cambridge University Press.

Music:

Grandmaster Flash, “Adventures of Flash on the Wheels of Steel,” Roots of Hip Hop, 2003.