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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.

American Girls in Red Russia

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Guest:

Julia Mickenberg is a professor of American studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is author of Learning from the Left: Children’s Literature, the Cold War, and Radical Politics in the United States and co-editor of Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children’s Literature. Her new book is American Girls in Red Russia: Chasing the Soviet Dream published by the University of Chicago Press.

Music:

Emily’s Sassy Lime, “You with the Crumby Face,” Desperate, Scared, But Social, 1995.