9780252076381-0252076389-Red Chicago: American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35 (Working Class in American History)

Red Chicago: American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35 (Working Class in American History)

ISBN-13: 9780252076381
ISBN-10: 0252076389
Edition: 1st
Author: Storch, Randi
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780252076381
ISBN-10: 0252076389
Edition: 1st
Author: Storch, Randi
Publication date: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Format: Paperback 320 pages

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Acknowledged authors Storch, Randi wrote Red Chicago: American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35 (Working Class in American History) comprising 320 pages back in 2008. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0252076389 and 9780252076381. Since then Red Chicago: American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35 (Working Class in American History) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Red Chicago is a social history of American Communism set within the context of Chicago's neighborhoods, industries, and radical traditions. Using local party records, oral histories, union records, party newspapers, and government documents, Randi Storch fills the gap between Leninist principles and the day-to-day activities of Chicago's rank-and-file Communists.

Uncovering rich new evidence from Moscow's former party archive, Storch argues that although the American Communist Party was an international organization strongly influenced by the Soviet Union, at the city level it was a more vibrant and flexible organization responsible to local needs and concerns. Thus, while working for a better welfare system, fairer unions, and racial equality, Chicago's Communists created a movement that at times departed from international party leaders' intentions. By focusing on the experience of Chicago's Communists, who included a large working-class, African American, and ethnic population, this study reexamines party members' actions as an integral part of the communities and industries in which they lived and worked.

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