Kate Baldwin is a writer and Associate Professor of American Studies and Rhetoric at Northwestern University, where she is Director of the Program in American Studies. She is the author of Beyond the Color Line and the Iron Curtain: Reading Encounters between Black and Red, (Duke UP 2002). Her writing also has appeared in Huffington Post, Truth-Out, and Global Post. Her book The Racial Imaginary of the Cold War Kitchen: from Sokol’niki Park to Chicago’s South Side is forthcoming from Dartmouth University Press.
Black Left, Black List
“Let’s imagine…a history in which words like 'leftist,' 'radical,' and 'communist' did not summon instant skepticism if not scorn; a world in which these terms could sustain real dialogue.”...