United States Communist History Bibliography, 2007–2008

  title={United States Communist History Bibliography, 2007–2008},
  author={Peter Meyer Filardo*},
  journal={American Communist History},
  pages={197 - 223}
The subject of this bibliography is the scholarly literature of United States communism. In previous years, this bibliography separately covered the literature of communism throughout the rest of the world. However, this coverage has been discontinued, thus aligning the bibliography with the core scope of American Communist History while reducing its size to a more easily publishable length. Other considerations included the amount of time the compiler could devote to this project, and because… 


The Profintern and the ‘Syndicalist Current’ in the United States
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‘Their unCommunist Stand’: Chicago’s Foreign Language-Speaking Communists and the Question of Stalinization, 1928–35
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From Comintern to the Council on Foreign Relations: The Ideological Journey of Michael Ross
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The Last True Believers
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The Base and Superstructure Debate in the Hollywood Communist Party
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The Americanization of the Soviet living newspaper
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Cultural Democracy by Default: The Politics of the New Deal Arts Programmes
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Spectres of Anti-communism: Richard Rorty and Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America
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Was the Personal Political? Reading the Autobiography of American Communism*
  • J. Barrett
  • Sociology
    International Review of Social History
  • 2008
Summary Taking the communist memoir as a sub-genre of working-class autobiography, the article analyzes, first, the characteristics of the communist autobiography, the conditions under which such
Man's Right to Knowledge: Libraries and Columbia University's 1954 Cold War Bicentennial
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