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AHA member Allison Blakely (Boston Univ.) contributed the foreword to Chronicle of the Left Hand: An American Black Family’s Story from Slavery to Russia’s Hollywood by James Lloydovich Patterson. Patterson, a poet and the child star of the 1933 Soviet film TSIRK, includes the memoirs of his paternal grandmother and tells his family’s journey from slavery to the USSR and back to the United States. Originally published in Moscow in 1964, this is the first translation of Chronicle of the Left Hand in English and the first time it has been published outside of Russia.