On Aptheker

Charles Brown CharlesB at CNCL.ci.detroit.mi.us
Wed Oct 11 07:48:44 PDT 2000

>>> LeoCasey at aol.com 10/11/00 10:09AM >>>
Aptheker is at best a pedestrian historian, and his record of being an apologist for Stalinism is long and sordid. Whatever contributions he made to the historiography of slavery [one could not rank him with a Genovese, certainly] and to the development of future generations of historians must be balanced against these political failings, especially because he himself so thoroughly mixed politics and historical scholarship.


CB: The rank Genovese has is racist historian of slavery and the South.

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