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Draper, Theodore

radicalism into an appendage of a Russian revolutionary power.keywordsSoviet-American relations; communism; Comintern; Communist Party of the United States...

Haynes, John Earl

Bibliographic entry in Chapter 14: The United States and the Early Cold War, 1945-1961 | Bibliographies and Other Reference Works editorHaynes, John EarlimprintNew York: Garland, 1987.annotationThis guide includes sections on espionage, public attitudes toward the Soviet Union and communism

Toth, Charles W.

radical influences.keywordslabor; anti-Communism; AFL-CIO...

Draper, Theodore

leaders, and public records, this study shows how far-reaching and complete was Comintern influence in dictating party policy and leadership.keywordsSoviet-American relations; Comintern; communism; Commu...

Zumoff, Jacob A.

Bibliographic entry in Chapter 12: The United States, Europe, and Asia between the World Wars | U.S. Relations with Europe authorZumoff, Jacob A.imprintLeiden: Brill, 2014.annotationZumoff argues that the Comintern Americanized communism in the United States. Zumoff discusses the creation of the

Haynes, John Earl

American communism (as perceived by one of the scholarly protagonists), it also contains a section on the impact of recently declassified Soviet and U.S. intelligence records on recent scholarship conce...

A Revolt Against Liberalism

American Radical Historians, 1959-1976


A.A.M. van der Linden

This is the first study to provide a comprehensive picture of the revolt brought about by American radical historians in the 1960s and 1970s. With the turbulent sixties as a backdrop, the work of radical luminaries like Eugene Genovese, Herbert Gutman, Staughton Lynd, William Appleman Williams and Howard Zinn is discussed. These historians made a significant contribution to present-day notions about slavery, working-class history, the New Deal, the Cold War and a wealth of other subjects. Their main target was American liberalism. Radical criticism centered on the liberal concepts of the division of power and of the nature of man. The acrimonious debate which ensued tore the historical profession apart. Therefore most historians have stressed the disagreements between liberals and radicals. Yet, in this study it will be argued that in some respects the radicals were part and parcel of mainstream historiography, though they presented a radical version of it.

Christina D. Abreu

that it was not a political organization. Noting that “this was a period of intense anti-communism” and that Afro-Cuban political activity was often surveilled, Mirabal concludes quite the opposite: that “the decision to not be political was in itself quite political” (p. 191). Chapters 1–3 focus on


Edited by Ana María Fraile

Coinciding with the preparations for the celebration in 2008 of Richard Wright’s 100th birthday, this new collection of critical essays on Native Son attests to the importance and endurance of Wright’s controversial work. The eleven essays collected in this volume engage the objective of Rodopi’s Dialogue Series by creating multidirectional conversations in which senior and younger scholars interact with each other and with previous scholars who have weighed in on the novel’s import. Speaking from distant corners of the world, the contributors to this book reflect an international interest in Wright’s unique combination of literary strategies and social aims. The wide range of approaches to Native Son is presented in five thematic sections. The first three sections cover aspects such as the historical reception of Wright’s novel, the inscription of sex and gender both in Native Son and in other African American texts, and the influence of Africa and of vortical symbolism on Wright’s aesthetics; following is the study of the novel from the point of view of its adoption and transformation of various literary genres—the African American jeremiad, the protest novel, the crime novel and courtroom drama, the Bildungsroman, and the Biblical modes of narration. The closing section analyzes the novel’s lasting influence through its adaptation to other artistic fields, such as the cinema and song in the form of hip-hop. The present volume may, therefore, be of interest for students who are not very familiar with Wright’s classic text as well as for scholars and Richard Wright specialists.