American Communism and Soviet Russia / Edition 1

American Communism and Soviet Russia / Edition 1

by Theodore Draper
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0765805316

ISBN-13: 9780765805317

Pub. Date: 11/01/2003

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

This companion volume to The Roots of American Communism brings to completion what the author describes as the essence of the relationship of American Communism to Soviet Russia in the first decade after the Bolsheviks seized power. The outpouring of new archive materials makes it plain that Draper's premise is direct and to the point: The communist

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This companion volume to The Roots of American Communism brings to completion what the author describes as the essence of the relationship of American Communism to Soviet Russia in the first decade after the Bolsheviks seized power. The outpouring of new archive materials makes it plain that Draper's premise is direct and to the point: The communist movement "was transformed from a new expression of American radicalism to the American appendage of a Russian revolutionary power." Each generation must find this out for itself, and no better guide exists than the work of master historian Theodore Draper. 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 fundamental nature of American Communism. Draper's reflections on that period in this edition are a fitting capstone to this pioneering effort.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765805317
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
596
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.39(d)

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