Communist Party (USA)

On boring from within - Bert Russell

An article by Bert Russell looking at 'boring from within' strategy by radicals in the AFL and CIO and their fruitless nature. Originally appeared in The One Big Union Monthly (February 1938).

International Council Correspondence Volume 3, Number 1

The Volume 3, Number 1 (January 1937) issue of International Council Correspondence.

Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist

The autobiography of Harry Haywood, a long-time member of the Communist Party USA. We do not necessarily agree with Haywood's politics, but reproduce this for reference and discussion.

Hammer and hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression - Robin D. G. Kelley

A book by Robin D. G. Kelley about the Communist Party USA's efforts organizing in Alabama during The Great Depression.

1970 oral history interview with Katherine Hyndman

A 1970 interview conducted by Staughton Lynd of Katherine Hyndman, a one-time unemployed organizer and Communist Party USA member who was jailed and threatened with deportation for her antiwar stance during the 1950s.

1972 oral history with Sam Dolgoff

An oral history interview with long-time anarcho-syndicalist and Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Sam Dolgoff, conducted in 1972.

A reevaluation of the Trade Union Unity League (1929-1934) - Victor G. Devinatz

A history of the Trade Union Unity League, a federation of Communist Party USA initiated 'red' industrial unions that existed from 1929-1934. We do not share the CPUSA's politics, but reproduce this for historical reference and discussion.

Putting labor’s house in order: the Transport Workers Union and labor anti-Communism in Miami during the 1940s

An essay by Alex Lichtenstein about how 'red-baiting' and anti-Communism effected a CIO union in Miami during the 1940s.

Solving the social problem through economic direct action - John Sandgren

An article by John Sandgren which outlines his views on IWW organization and is critical of the Communist Party (USA).

The Communist Party and socialists during the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite strike

A passage about radicals involvement in the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite strike, from The Communist Party and the Auto Workers Unions by Roger Keeran.