"A Letter to American Negroes", 1948 September
Scope and Contents
This series contains radical left wing publications dating from 1910-1959. Roughly falling into the category of the "Old Left," the majority of these pamphlets and journals were published by the Communist Party, USA, the Socialist Party, USA and the Socialist Labor Party. Others were published by the Young People's Socialist League, the Communist League, and the Workers Party.
The topics covered in the publications vary, but most are related in some way to communist and socialist thought on labor, capitalism and the working class; some are party propaganda and recruitment tools while others lay out more theoretical arguments. Also included are publications related to the Second Red Scare, including Senate reports and pamphlets advocating for the civil liberties of communists and socialists, and materials opposing the United States' involvement in World War II. Other pamphlets detail the history of the labor movement, communist party and the international labor holiday known as May Day. Also of particular note are six issues of "The New Masses" magazine, dating from 1934-1936, including an issue from May Day, 1934.
Also worth noting in this series are the numerous publications authored by important communist and socialist figures of the day. These include Daniel DeLeon, Mary Marcy, William Z. Foster and Earl Browder.
- 1948 September
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
From the Collection: 94 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
From the Collection: English
Author: William Bohannan. Published by Pioneer Publishers for the Socialist Workers Party.