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Plateaus of Freedom

Nationality, Culture, and State Security in Canada, 1940-1960

The security and cultural policy measures examined here, from the RCMP investigations at the National Film Board that led to numerous firings, to the harassment of the extraordinary African-American singer and Soviet sympathizer Paul Robeson, 'attest to the fragility and the enduring power of art to effect social change'.

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Mark Kristmanson recieved his doctorate in Humanities from Concordia University in Montreal. He has worked widely in the arts in Canada as a writer/director, administrator, and consultant.

Audience: College/higher education;Professional and scholarly;