Communication & Global Power Shifts| A Tale of Two Obits: Reading the Cold War Through the Obituaries of W.E.B. Dubois and Chairman Mao Tse-tung

Vera Leigh Fennell


This article analyzes the obituaries of two influential men—W. E. B. Du Bois and Mao Tse-tung—as historically structured artifacts of the Cold War era that reflect the  limits of acceptable political activism in the racialized discursive space of that period.

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