Andrew Sloin is an Associate Professor of History and Co-Director of the Sandra K. Wasserman Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY). His first book, The Jewish Revolution in Belorussia: Economy, Race, and Bolshevik Power (Indiana University Press, 2017), received the 2018 Dorothy Rosenberg Prize from the American Historical Association. His current book project, Troubled Time: Socialism and the Yiddish Historical Imagination, 1871-1948, examines the relationship between the writing of popular history in the global Yiddish public sphere and the development of Jewish internationalist socialism in the context of systemic global crisis.
The Skotsboro Boys in Soviet Minsk
Andrew Sloin guides us through a Soviet Yiddish pamphlet about the Scottsboro trial in the United States to reveal how this incident “became a prism to refract the long history of racial and class domination in the United States and a rallying cry to cultivate the spirit of internationalist socialist solidarity among Soviet readers.”
Jun 25, 2021