American communism a critical analysis of its origins, development and programs by James Oneal

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Published by E.P. Dutton in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States.

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  • Communism -- United States.,
  • Socialism -- United States.,
  • Political parties -- United States.

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Statementby James Oneal and G. A. Werner.
ContributionsWerner, Gustave Adolph, 1879- jt. auth.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHX89 .O5 1947
The Physical Object
Pagination416 p.
Number of Pages416
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6512793M
LC Control Number47004665
OCLC/WorldCa362748

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About the Author. Theodore Draper is the author of many books on contemporary politics and international relations. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey.

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The Roots of American Communism. In this definitive history of the evolution of the Com- munist Party in America--from its early background through its founding in to its emergence as a legal entity in the s--Theodore Draper traces the native and foreign strains that comprised the party/5.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and lives in Princeton, New Jersey. Both The Roots of American Communism and American Communism and Soviet Russia were commissioned by the Fund for the Republic series on Communism in American Life edited by Clinton s: 8.

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. Republished in alongside a personal essay, The Romance of American Communism provides a fascinating insight in to the personal lives of Communist Activists through the decades.

In the essay accompanying the edition, Gornick is extremely self-critical of the text: she (rightly) acknowledges that the text does not focus on an objective /5. This is another terrific volume in that valuable and terrific series - "The Annals of Communism".

The 92 documents provided in this book demonstrate clearly the way that American communism was used by the Soviet Union as a base of intelligence gathering. This is not to say that every American communist was disloyal, Reviews:   Now back in print after its initial publication in and with a new introduction by the author, The Romance of American Communism is a landmark work of new journalism, profiling American Communist Party members and fellow travelers as they joined the Party, lived within its orbit, and left in disillusionment and disappointment as Stalin’s crimes became public.

The Secret World of American Communism book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. For the first time, the hidden world of Ameri /5(4). The year-old memoirist’s book The Romance of American Communism, a favorite of young socialists, is being reissued by Verso.

The year-old memoirist has a newfound audience, but she’s skeptical of their : Nora Caplan-Bricker. The Top Five Anticommunist Books Ever Written. The Wall fell in The Soviets collapsed in Communism, it seems, is on its last legs in today’s 21st century world. But defenders of property and human liberty should always remain vigilant against totalitarian Leftism, which is why we’ve selected the top 5 anticommunist books ever written.

The average American is prone to say, "It Can't Happen Here." Millions of people in other countries used to say the same thing. Today, they are dead - or living in Communist slavery. IT MUST NOT HAPPEN HERE. IS THIS TOMORROW is being distributed as a public service by the CATECHETICAL GUILD Educational Society E.

5th St., St. Paul, 1, Minn. By interweaving narrative and documents, the authors of this book present a picture of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), one of the most controversial organizations in American public life.

Heated debates about whether the Communist Party harboured spies or engaged in espionage have surrounded the party from its inception.2/5(1).

The Naked Communist is a book by American political theorist W. Cleon Skousen, a former FBI employee. The book has been reprinted several times, most recently in a printing through Izzard Ink Publishing, and it has sold more than 1 million copies.

The main subject of the book is a purported communist plot to overcome and control all of the world's. Every other approach tends to be static, one-sided or unbalanced." Draper correctly notes that the formative period of the American Communist movement has remained a largely untold and even unknown story.

In part, the reasons for this are that the Communist movement, although a child of the West, grew to power in the Soviet East/5(2).

Browder kept his radio and code book a secret from his party's politburo and central committee. Thus, former Communist Joseph R. Starobin, in American Communism in Crisis:1 can honestly maintain that the CP was not under any direct orders from Moscow.

Through his knowledge of the international Communist world and the USSR's role within it, Jaffe is in a. Books shelved as communism: Animal Farm by George Orwell, The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzh.

Based on interviews with former Communist Party members, Vivian Gornick’s The Romance of American Communism is a book full of emotional people who struggle to talk about their emotions.

It shows how Party commitment gave everyday life an epic dimension — and made political defeats into personal traumas. See also J. Oneal and G.

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Draper, American Communism and Soviet Russia (); J. Starobin, American Communism in Crisis, – (); F. Ottanelli, The Communist Party of the United States from the.

The Romance of American Communism is aptly named; portraying the involvement with Communism as a romantic episode in American history, it sets out to romanticize all those who took part in it. If something polemical is intended here, Miss Gornick has neither the inclination nor, one suspects, the skill to say it outright.

Nobody was interested in an out-of-print oral history of American communism. I found Gornick’s book entirely by accident, in a used bookstore on a highway outside Knoxville, Tennessee, and in.

Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.". Control art critics and directors of art museums.

The passage never made it into the book, but its message can be found on every page. InBasic Books published Vivian Gornick’s The Romance of American Communism. Gornick had spent the end. 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.4/5(1). The American Communist Party During the Second World War. Wesleyan University Press, and Jaffe, Philip J., Rise and Fall of American Communism.

Horizon Press, Klehr, Harvey. The Heyday of American Communism: The Depression Decade, Basic Books Colors: Red. The greater part of this was published in ; now, twenty years later, with fear of communism rampant, this revision and reissue is sound publishing.

The original text contained 13 chapters; those chapters have been brought up to date with a few minor changes and footnotes; nine chapters have been added, bringing the historical pattern into line, indicating post war trends.

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. Object Name: Is This Tomorrow?America Under Communism Maker and Year: Catechetical Guild Educational Society, Object Type: Comic book Source: Description: (Michael Grasso).

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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 confi dential minutes of the top party committees, interviews with party leaders, and public records, this book carefully documents the infl uence of the Soviet Union on the. The American Communist Party During the Second World War. Wesleyan University Press, and Jaffe, Philip J., Rise and Fall of American Communism.

Horizon Press, Klehr, Harvey. The Heyday of American Communism:The Depression Decade, Basic Books. Vivian Gornick on American Communism.

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.

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.

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

The Secret World of American Communism (), filled with revelations about Communist party covert operations in the United States, created an international sensation.

Now the American authors of that book, along with Soviet archivist Kyrill M. Anderson, offer a second volume of profound social, political, and historical on documents newly. In short, American Communism was a movement that grew out of what the historian Robin D.

Kelley, the author of “Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression,” calls “the. If there is a flaw in The Romance of American Communism, it is one of pacing. After the early sections of the book, which recall Gornick’s childhood with the lovingly exasperated detail of a.

Annals of Communism is a multivolume documentary history, spanning the entire seventy-five year history of the Soviet Union. Leading Western and Russian scholars present never-before-seen, historically significant, documents from former Soviet state and party archives, along with informative introductions, incisive commentary, and comprehensive notes.Draper’s empathy for them made The Roots of American Communism a penetrating and moving book, despite its marked limitations.

American Communism and Soviet Russia is, by contrast, a political history so thin that, as Comsymp Woody Guthrie might have said, you can read the Morgen Freiheit (if you can read Yiddish at all) right through it.This book is a faithful and resolutely candid account from the inside--and what is more important, from the top--of a vital phase of recent American history.

The history is secret, and might well have remained so but for the extraordinary poise and courage of this man, Ben Gitlow, and his ultimate recovery of clear vision and unmixed devotion.

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