Rethinking the Popular Front

  title={Rethinking the Popular Front},
  author={James R. Barrett},
  journal={Rethinking Marxism},
  pages={531 - 550}
  • J. Barrett
  • Published 7 September 2009
  • Sociology
  • Rethinking Marxism
The history of the Communist International's Popular Front line (1935–9, 1941–5) represents a battleground between “traditional” scholars who see the line simply as a passing tactic and “revisionists” who see it as ushering in a new sort of radical social movement that provided a base for diverse radicals and helped to transform American society and culture. This new movement was sparked by and reflected the changing composition of the Communist Party USA in these years, as more women, native… 
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