Great Depression

Our passive society

People watching TV

A short history of how our society became so rife with collective passiveness.

The History of the Workers' Unemployment Insurance Bill

The Great Depression

In this article I tell the story of the Workers’ Unemployment Insurance Bill, both to fill a gap in our historical knowledge and because it resonates in our own time of troubles and struggles.

International Council Correspondence Volume 4, Number 8

Living Marxism/International Council Correspondence, Vol. 4, no. 8, September 1939

International Council Correspondence Volume 4, Number 4

Living Marxism/International Council Correspondence, Vol. 4, no. 4, August 1938

International Council Correspondence Volume 4, Number 3

Living Marxism/International Council Correspondence, Vol. 4, no. 3, May 1938

International Council Correspondence Volume 4, Number 2

Living Marxism/International Council Correspondence, Vol. 4, no. 2, March 1938

International Council Correspondence Volume 4, Number 1

Living Marxism/International Council Correspondence, Vol. 4, no. 1, February 1938

Sit-down strikes by women in 1937 - Ivan Greenberg

Cigar makers on sitdown strike, Detroit 1937

A short account of women workers' participation in the sit down strike wave which swept the US in 1937.

Immigrant women beat cigar company bosses - Martha Grevatt

Striking cigar workers march, 1937

A short history of the wave of sitdown strikes by predominantly Polish women cigar makers in Detroit in 1937.

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.