Blogs > Cliopatria > Intimate Politics: How I Grew up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel By Bettina Aptheker

Dec 12, 2006 5:38 pm


Intimate Politics: How I Grew up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel By Bettina Aptheker



[From the review by Christopher Phelps:] ... Now we have knowledge of a far more painful contradiction in the life of Herbert Aptheker than his simultaneous defense of black freedom and Soviet authoritarianism, one long buried in silence. Intimate Politics (Seal Press), the stunning new memoir by Bettina Aptheker, a professor of feminist studies and history at the University of California at Santa Cruz, will prompt a re-examination of her father, whom American historians now tend to honor as a pioneer in recognizing the centrality of the black past to American history.

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