The Other Blacklist

The Other Blacklist

The African American Literary and Cultural Left of the 1950s

Book - 2014
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Mary Helen Washington recovers the vital role of 1950s leftist politics in the works and lives of modern African American writers and artists. While most histories of McCarthyism focus on the devastation of the blacklist and the intersection of leftist politics and American culture, few include the activities of radical writers and artists from the Black Popular Front. Washington's work incorporates these black intellectuals back into our understanding of mid-twentieth-century African American literature and art and expands our understanding of the creative ferment energizing all of America during this period.
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, c2014.
ISBN: 9780231152709
0231152701
Branch Call Number: 810.9896 WAS
Characteristics: xviii, 347 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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