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By the mid-1930s, then, the CPUSA had acquired a reputation for being at the forefront of struggles against racism and for black liberation in the United States.
For example, we need to think about how far black men and women helped to shape and contest the communist movement's focus on black male redemption and to what extent the CPUSA, in its desire to represent itself as the "legitimate heir of Garveyism," encouraged this focus on black manhood (Kelley 120).
8) The Jefferson School of Social Science was a Marxist adult-education school sponsored by the CPUSA.
By the 1960s the CPUSA, reduced to a few thousand members, had been almost wholly superseded by the New Left, and barely survived to see the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.
The editors assigned the profile of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg to Norman Markowitz, a Rutgers University historian and, as Haynes and Klehr note, "a member of the CPUSA who even edits its theoretical/ideological journal, Political Affairs.
And, presumably as a clincher, Lane adds that "the school closed on the day of the execution of Soviet spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, also CPUSA members, in 1953, because all of its teachers were in Washington protesting the execution.
Coiner's book offers such a reminder and contributes to the strong but qualified defense of the CPUSA on the side of Maurice Isserman against Theodore Draper and the rest.
and eventually a close aide to CPUSA leader Earl Browder.
Notwithstanding imputations of conservatism and pro-Americanism to black workers, one of the greater obstacles to CPUSA recruitment was the party itself.
and represented a major break with the Socialists and yes, most CPUSA members who still saw Blacks and whites as primarily the same with Blacks suffering from "racism" almost as if it was just an attitude that could be ended through the struggle for socialism.
In many of the other violent incidents littering the landscape of the ongoing cultural revolution in our midst, agents of the RCP, WWP, SWP, and CPUSA can be identified in photos and videos as key participants and leaders.
Berle's notes show that he appreciated Chambers's emphasis on espionage against the United States, not merely on covert association with the CPUSA.
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