Returning soldiers and their families, like the vets before them, won't get any help from the right-wing gang in Washington," says the CPUSA
Vice-President, Business Development of CPUSA
However, the edition first issued in the 1930s by CPUSA
publishing house International Publishers as part of its Marxist Library series was the one most current in Communist circles.
If I have any quarrel with Mullen, it centers on a certain lack of critical edge in his assessment of CPUSA
politics during the years in question.
She was a New York City schoolteacher, as well as a CPUSA
FROM THE 1950S UNTIL THE 1970S, historians of British and North American Communism tended to emphasize the political subservience of the British, American, and Canadian parties [CPGB, CPUSA
, CPC] to the Soviet Union and the "line" of the Russian-dominated Communist International [Comintern].
In these accounts, the influence of an essentially white CPUSA
on African American intellectuals is pervasive, cynical, unidirectional, corrupting, and stultifying.
For more recent views see Van Gosse, "To Organize in Every Neighbourhood in Every Home: The Gender Politics of American Communists Between the Wars," Radical History Review, 50 (1991), 109-42; Rosalyn Baxandall, "The Question Seldom Asked: Women and the CPUSA
," in Michael E.
This is the topic of "The Last Days of Richard Wright," a long obituary piece written for Ebony in 1961, and "The Mysterious Death of Richard Wright" (Daily World 1977), which raises unanswered questions and reinforces the rumor that Wright might have been poisoned because of his pro-Communist opinions (although he left the CPUSA
To speak in such a manner, which draws on a Marxian vocabulary but which neglects the needs of groups other than industrial workers, is to risk isolation as did the CPGB and CPUSA
during the sectarian "class against class" policy of the "Third Period" of the Communist International, 1929-34.
They split from CPUSA
in 1991 to form an organization promoting the same goals but unencumbered by the Communist label still carrying negatives with many people.
American scholars have recently begun to explore this range in the CPUSA
with works like Andrew Hemingway's Artists on the Left: American Artists and the Communist Movement, 1926-1956 (New Haven 2002) and Alan Wald's Exiles from a Future Time: The Forging of the Mid-Twentieth-Century Literary Left (Chapel Hill 2002).