An African‐American Worker in Stalin's Soviet Union: Race and the Soviet Experiment in International Perspective

@article{Keys2009AnAW,
  title={An African‐American Worker in Stalin's Soviet Union: Race and the Soviet Experiment in International Perspective},
  author={B. Keys},
  journal={The Historian},
  year={2009},
  volume={71},
  pages={31 - 54}
}
  • B. Keys
  • Published 2009
  • Political Science
  • The Historian
Robert Nathaniel Robinson was a twenty-three-year-old toolmaker in Detroit when he decided, like many thousands of Americans and Europeans in the early 1930s, to take a job in the booming industries of the Soviet Union. A Jamaicanborn immigrant, Robinson was a reserved and unassuming man with little interest in politics. Yet within a short time after his arrival in Russia, he achieved unintended fame, becoming one of the best-known Americans residing in Russia, a cause célèbre for the Soviets… Expand
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