Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought, by Allison Blakely

Nutsa Abash (left), Shamil Chanba (middle), and Tsiba Chanba. Ochamchira, Abkhazia (1936)

Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and ThoughtRussia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought
Author: Allison Blakely
Year: 1986 (Originally published: 1979)
Publisher: Howard University Press
Place of Publication: Washington, D.C., USA
Number of pages: 201
Language: English
Allison Blakely, Professor Emeritus of History.

Allison Blakely is the author of Blacks in the Dutch World: the Evolution of Racial Imagery in a Modern Society (Indiana University Press, 1994); Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought (Howard University Press, 1986—a winner of an American Book Award in 1988); several articles on Russian populism; and others on various European aspects of the Black Diaspora. His interest in comparative history has centered on populism, the history of democracy, and on the historical evolution of color prejudice. His current main project is an overview of the history of Blacks in modern Europe.

Among the honors and awards Blakely has received are Woodrow Wilson, Mellon, Fulbright-Hays, and Ford Foundation Fellowships. He was also honored by appointment as a visiting professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris. He is a former President of the Phi Beta Kappa Society (2006-2009), and continues to serve on the Editorial Board of its journal, The American Scholar.

In 2010 he was appointed by President Barack Obama to a six-year term on the National Council for the Humanities.

See his profile on | AHA Member Spotlight: Allison Blakely

Russia and the Negro: Blacks in Russian History and Thought


List of Illustrations

1. Negroes of the Black Sea Region
2. Negro Servants in Imperial Russia
3. Russia and Black Africa
4. Negro Immigrants and Visitors and the Russian Response
5. The Negro in Russian Art

6. Black Sea Negroes in Soviet Society
7. The Black "Pilgrims"
8. The Soviet Perception of the American "Negro Question"
9. The USSR and Black Africa
10. The Negro in Soviet Art

Selected Bibliography

The full book in PDF can be downloaded by clicking here (3.8 MB)

See also:

+ Afro-Abkhazians
+ African Presence in Former Soviet Spaces, by Kesha Fikes and Alaina Lemon
+ When Did Africans Get To Soviet Union? (Part - 1 of 3)

Shamil Chanba
Shamil Chanba, Nutsa Abash's cousin lived in a village near Sukhum and worked as a bus driver (1973)

Nutsa Abash with her friends. Sukhum, Abkhazia (1973)




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