American communism and Black Americans

a documentary history, 1930-1934
  • 381 Pages
  • 1.64 MB
  • English

Temple University Press , Philadelphia
African American communists -- History -- Sources., African Americans -- History -- 1877-1964 -- Sources., Communism -- United States -- History -- Sou


United S

Statementedited by Philip S. Foner and Herbert Shapiro.
ContributionsFoner, Philip Sheldon, 1910-, Shapiro, Herbert.
LC ClassificationsHX83 .A49 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationxxix, 381 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1858414M
ISBN 100877227616
LC Control Number90010933

American Communism and Black Americans: A Documentary History, Hardcover – January 1, by Philip S.

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Foner (Author), James S. Allen (Editor)Cited by: American Communism and Black Americans: A Documentary History, American Communism and Black Americans: A Documentary History, Excerpt. The significant impact of communism in combatting racism in the labor movement and in support of Black liberation cannot be ignored by any serious student of United States history and society.

Draper was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the recipient of the Herbert Feis Award for Draper is best known for the 14 books he completed during his life, including work regarded as seminal on the formative period of the American Communist Party, the Cuban Revolution, and the Iran-Contra Affair/5.

American Communists also made a major appeal for African-American support, calling for the creation of a black republic in the South, on the grounds that African Americans were a national, not a racial, minority.

The adoption of the new party line coincided with the beginning of the depression of   The Black Book of Communism Item Preview you meant that the Americans will come and we must be patient until they come." Everything was misinterpreted, and so the license has been withdrawn from me.

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And American communism a. Your first book is American Communism and Soviet Russia by Theodore Draper. That is a fairly old book now. I read it many, many years ago at graduate school. Theodore Draper was the leading light among historians of American Communism.

This book had a major impact, because it was so thoroughly researched and had lots of great detail. The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a book by Stéphane Courtois, Nicolas Werth, Andrzej Paczkowski and several other European academics documenting a history of political repressions by Communist states, including genocides, extrajudicial executions, deportations, killing populations in labor camps and artificially created Publisher: Harvard University Press.

The Black Book contains a record as complete as any likely to be written of the struggle to resist a Communist-inspired Left that was not defeated in the Cold War but took advantage of the Soviet defeat to enter the American mainstream and conquer it, until today its members occupy the White House.

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American Communism and Soviet Russia is acknowledged to be the classic, authoritative history of the critical formative period of the American Communist Party.

Based on confidential minutes of the top party committees, interviews with party leaders, and public records, this book carefully documents the influence of the Soviet Union on the Cited by: Book - Americans - McDougall Littel.

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The Communist Party U.S.A., founded inwas closely tied to what emerged as the Soviet Union after the October Revolution, but the American party also drew on decades of local radical.

The webinar can be registered for here. From its beginnings in the early years of the 20th century, the Communist Party USA was the only political movement emphasizing racial justice for African Americans, and many in the Black community reciprocated in.

Philip Foner and James S. Allen, Eds., American Communism and Black Americans (Temple, ), p Actually, two communist parties were formed in —the Communist Labor Party and the Communist Party, which merged in Foner and Allen, op.

cit., p. Even then, million dead, which is the estimate provided by the seminal Harvard University Press work, "The Black of Book of Communism," is a conservative : Paul Kengor. Every now and then, a younger writer will approach the critic and memoirist Vivian Gornick and profess love for a book she routinely disparages: The Romance of American Communism, the oral history of the American left that she published in If, as often happens, her admirer is too young to remember the Cold War, Gornick tries to clarify a point that she fears has been Author: Nora Caplan-Bricker.

This epic list of 50 must-read books about American politics explores topics from a broad range of voices and perspectives, from feminism to fascism, parties to polling, and tribalism to globalism. These 50 best books should help you get up to speed with American Author: Sarah S. Davis. American Communism and Anticommunism: Throughout its history the CPUSA placed significant stress on racial equality and organizing Black Americans but the very large amount of historical writing about communism and race is unbalanced given the Communist Party’s apotheosis of the industrial worker and class over race, ethnicity.

Get this from a library. American communism and Black Americans: a documentary history, [Philip Sheldon Foner; James Sloan Allen;].

Communists and Black Americans. Chapter 9 International Communism. Chapter 10 Friends of Communism and the Soviet Union.

Chapter 11 Communism, Anticommunism, and American Culture. Chapter 12 Communism, Film, Radio, and Television. Chapter The Communist strategy for African Americans focused on three issues: high Black unemployment, basic civil rights, and America’s injustice towards Black men and women.

To highlight their case and America’s hypocrisy, the Communist Party made the Scottsboro Incident of international news. Get this from a library. American communism and Black Americans: a documentary history, [Philip Sheldon Foner; James S Allen;].

When modern conservatives associate activists of color with communism, they’re drawing on a racist history that goes back over years.

Mounted police round up black Americans and escort them to a safety zone during the Chicago race riot of Author: Rebecca Onion. Marvel Cooke, a former staffer of the People’s Voice, a New York-based black weekly newspaper, testifying before Senator Joseph McCarthy’s subcommittee, to which she refused to say whether she was a Communist, Washington, D.C., I did write the book—and I wrote it badly.

The problem was that by the time I set out to write what became The Romance of American Communism. Here, now, is the original list of Communist Goals as read into the Congressional Record The Original Complete List Of The 45 Declared Goals For The Communist Takeover Of America.

Submitted By Greg Swank You are about to read a list of 45 goals that found their way down the halls of our great Capitol back in The Communist Party USA, ideologically committed to foster a socialist revolution in the United States, played a significant role in defending the civil rights of African Americans during its most influential years of the s and s.

In that period, the African-American population was still concentrated in the South, where it was largely disenfranchised, excluded from the political. How 'Communism' Brought Racial Equality To The South Tell Me More continues its Black History Month series of conversations with a discussion about the role of the Communist Party.

It was prominent in the fight for racial equality in the south, specifically Alabama, where segregation was most oppressive. Many courageous activists were communists. Black Book puts to rest the odious fiction that has softened communism’s image for so long: that communism was the salvation of the downtrodden.

Mao’s “Great Leap Forward” needed only two years to destroy tens of millions of peasants. Peasants often resisted communism more fervently than any group.

In alone, nearly million took part in Author: Theodore Balaker. The Black Book [is] a most important The Black Book is a groundbreaking effort by a group of French scholars to document the human costs of Communism in the 20th century.

Its publication caused a sensation in France when it was first released inbut Americans were not able to see for themselves what the furor was all about until /5(25).

Red, Black, White is the first narrative history of the American communist movement in the South since Robin D. Kelley's groundbreaking Hammer and Hoe and the first to explore its key figures and actions beyond the n from the perspective of the district 17 (CPUSA) Reds who worked primarily in Alabama, it acquaints a new generation with the.

The Secret World of American Communism (), filled with revelations about Communist party covert operations in the United States, created an international the American authors of that book, along with Soviet archivist Kyrill M. Anderson, offer a second volume of profound social, political, and historical importance.

Oliver Golden’s granddaughter, Yelena Khanga, 52, a Moscow-based talk show host, recalled how American Communist leaders and black dignitaries visiting Russia would make the Golden household.Sojourning for Freedom portrays pioneering black women activists from the early twentieth century through the s, focusing on their participation in the U.S.

Communist Party (CPUSA) between and Erik S. McDuffie considers how women from diverse locales and backgrounds became radicalized, joined the CPUSA, and advocated a pathbreaking politics committed to black.

When New York City Was the Capital of American Communism. a showcase for up-and-coming black performers like Billie Holliday). helped it to attract the support of African-Americans across.