The Secret World of American Communism / Edition 1

The Secret World of American Communism / Edition 1

by Harvey Klehr, John Earl Haynes, Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov, Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300068557

ISBN-13: 9780300068559

Pub. Date: 09/25/1996

Publisher: Yale University Press

For the first time, the hidden world of American communism can be examined with the help of documents from the recently opened archives of the former Soviet Union. Interweaving narrative and documents, the authors of this book present a convincing new picture of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), providing proof that it was involved in

Overview

For the first time, the hidden world of American communism can be examined with the help of documents from the recently opened archives of the former Soviet Union. Interweaving narrative and documents, the authors of this book present a convincing new picture of the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA), providing proof that it was involved in espionage and other subversive activities. At the same time, they disclose fascinating details about the workings of the party and about the ordinary Americans and CPUSA leaders who participated in its clandestine activities.

"A formidable achievement in archival research. No one will be able to write about the cpusa in the future without reference to this volume."-Maurice Isserman, Nation

"A memorable, powerful book. . . . One of this year's most significant books about twentieth-century American political history."-David J. Garrow, New York Newsday

"This book contains the first new revelation about American Communism in a generation. It is superbly edited and admirably presented. No one interested in the history of the American Communism can afford to miss it."-Theodore Draper

Harvey Klehr, the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Politics at Emory University, is also the author of The Heyday of American Communism. John Earl Haynes is a specialist in twentieth-century American history at the Library of Congress. Fridrikh Igorevich Firsov is formerly of the Comintern Archive at the Russian Center for the Preservation and Study of Documents of Recent History.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300068559
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/25/1996
Series:
Annals of Communism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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