Deportation and the Communist Party USA

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034867
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038674 | DOI:
Deportation and the Communist Party USA

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Ellen Dawson wrote about her expulsion from the National Textile Workers' Union (NTWU). Her account of the NTWU convention provides a meaningful picture of the transition that was affecting the communist movement in the United States. One of the critical changes noted by Dawson was the way convention delegates were selected. Rather than being a worker-driven organization, the NTWU was transformed into a tool of the Communist Party.

Keywords: Communist Party; National Textile Workers' Union; communist movement; union convention; immigrant activists; industry leaders

Chapter.  2316 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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