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The Resource The other blacklist : the African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s, Mary Helen Washington

The other blacklist : the African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s, Mary Helen Washington

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The other blacklist : the African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s
Title
The other blacklist
Title remainder
the African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s
Statement of responsibility
Mary Helen Washington
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Examines African American writers and artists of the 1950s, tracing leftist ideas and activism within their work, recounts the events of the 1959 Black Writers' Conference and explores the ongoing influence of the Black Popular Front
Tone
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10461167
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DLC
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Washington, Mary Helen
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Politics and literature
  • African Americans
  • Right and left (Political science) in literature
  • Cold War in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
Target audience
adult
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the African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s
Label
The other blacklist : the African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s, Mary Helen Washington
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lloyd L. Brown: black fire in the cold war -- Charles White: "Robeson with a brush and pencil" -- Alice Childress: black, red, and feminist -- When Gwendolyn Brooks wore red -- Frank London Brown: the end of the Black Cultural Front and the turn toward civil rights -- 1959: Spycraft and the black literary left -- Epilogue: The example of Julian Mayfield
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780231152709
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013031563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858610476
Label
The other blacklist : the African American literary and cultural left of the 1950s, Mary Helen Washington
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lloyd L. Brown: black fire in the cold war -- Charles White: "Robeson with a brush and pencil" -- Alice Childress: black, red, and feminist -- When Gwendolyn Brooks wore red -- Frank London Brown: the end of the Black Cultural Front and the turn toward civil rights -- 1959: Spycraft and the black literary left -- Epilogue: The example of Julian Mayfield
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 347 pages
Isbn
9780231152709
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013031563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)858610476

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