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The Resource A life in red : a story of forbidden love, the Great Depression, and the communist fight for a Black nation in the deep South, by David Beasley

A life in red : a story of forbidden love, the Great Depression, and the communist fight for a Black nation in the deep South, by David Beasley

Label
A life in red : a story of forbidden love, the Great Depression, and the communist fight for a Black nation in the deep South
Title
A life in red
Title remainder
a story of forbidden love, the Great Depression, and the communist fight for a Black nation in the deep South
Statement of responsibility
by David Beasley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The true story of star-crossed lovers Herbert Newton, a black communist seeking the end of an oppressive America, and Jane Newton, the white daughter of a wealthy American Legion commander, and their part in the Depression-Era, communist fight for a black sovereign nation. Readers will be introduced to a largely ignored piece of civil rights history that unfolded a quarter century before the mass protests that began in the 1950s. The Newtons' love story underscores the fraught times of a segregated and flailing country, while David Beasley's account of the movement's history creates a full and layered backdrop. Including the attempt to unionize Southern workers, the trial of the Atlanta Six, and other major turning points, the book explores communists' endeavor to utilize the black community's anger and oppression to fuel a deflated movement on American soil. Readers will experience a detailed picture of the friendship between the Newtons and Richard Wright, who wrote Native Son while living with the couple and struggling to find an identity outside of the communist party in New York City. In addition, A Life in Red covers the sanity trials Jane Newton underwent simply for being white, promoting communism, and marrying a black man; delves into The Scottsboro Trial as a crucial foundation for the communist movement's relationship with the African American community; and describes the intimate lives of both black and white communist members of the era trained in the United States and Russia"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Beasley, David
Dewey number
  • 335.43092/275
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
HX84.N49
LC item number
B43 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Newton, Herbert
  • Newton, Jane Emery
  • African American communists
  • Women communists
  • Interracial marriage
  • African Americans
  • National liberation movements
  • Communism
  • Depressions
  • Southern States
Label
A life in red : a story of forbidden love, the Great Depression, and the communist fight for a Black nation in the deep South, by David Beasley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The father -- Music from the air -- The Atlanta Six -- The greatest happiness -- P.O. Box 339 -- Sanity trial -- Back to Russia -- A native son -- Decimation -- The uprising -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn904460142
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780895876225
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015018196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904460142
Label
A life in red : a story of forbidden love, the Great Depression, and the communist fight for a Black nation in the deep South, by David Beasley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- The father -- Music from the air -- The Atlanta Six -- The greatest happiness -- P.O. Box 339 -- Sanity trial -- Back to Russia -- A native son -- Decimation -- The uprising -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn904460142
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
172 pages
Isbn
9780895876225
Isbn Type
(alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015018196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904460142

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