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Great Depression

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.

1972 oral history with Esther and Sam Dolgoff – Ann Allen

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

1972 oral history interview with Henry Pfaff

An oral history interview with long-term Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) member, Henry Pfaff, conducted in 1972.

1970 oral history interview with Ernest DeMaio

DeMaio and supporters gather at the Chicago Federal Building in 1952 to protest

An oral history interview conducted with Ernest DeMaio, one of the founders of the United Electrical and Radio Workers Union (UE).

Eat my dust: the story of John Dillinger

John Dillinger's mugshot

A short pamphlet about legendary Depression-era outlaw John Dillinger. Published by Black Economy Books and AK Press.

The 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite Strike - James Howard

A paper by James Howard about the 1934 Toledo Auto-Lite strike.

The Communist Party of the United States: from the Depression to World War II

An overview of the American Communist Party from the time right before the Popular Front era until World War II and the Hitler-Stalin Pact.