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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.

Collectivization and Stalinist Perpetrators

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Guest:

Lynne Viola is a Professor of History at the University of Toronto specializing in the political and social history of 20th century Russia. Her books include The Best Sons of the Fatherland: Workers in the Vanguard of Soviet Collectivization; Peasant Rebels Under Stalin: Collectivization and the Culture of Peasant Resistance; The War Against the Peasantry, 1927-1930; and The Unknown Gulag: The Lost World of Stalin’s Special Settlements among other edited volumes, document collections, and articles. Her most recent book is Stalinist Perpetrators on Trial published by Oxford University Press.

Music:

AC/DC, “For Those Who Like to Rock (We Salute You),” Who Made Who, 1986.