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The Resource Commies : a journey through the old left, the new left and the leftover left, Ronald Radosh

Commies : a journey through the old left, the new left and the leftover left, Ronald Radosh

Label
Commies : a journey through the old left, the new left and the leftover left
Title
Commies
Title remainder
a journey through the old left, the new left and the leftover left
Statement of responsibility
Ronald Radosh
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ronald Radosh's earliest memory is of being trundled off to a May Day demonstration on Fifth Avenue by his Communist parents. His boyhood heroes were his uncle Irving Keith (his Communist Party name), who fought in the Spanish Civil War, and his mother's cousin Jacob Abrams, a famous Jewish anarchist who lived in "exile" in Mexico City and was a friend of Trotsky's." "Radosh has been called "the Zelig of the American Left - seen everywhere and knowing everyone." Indeed, Commies is filled with memorable portraits of the people he has met in his unique journey - schoolmate Mary Travers, later of the folk group Peter, Paul and Mary; Pete Seeger, who taught him the banjo and the Communist Party's musical line; young Bob Dylan, who played folk music with him at Radosh's apartment in Madison. Michael Harrington, Tom Hayden, Michael Lerner, William Appleman Williams, Irving Howe, and all the others who made "the Movement" are also actors in Radosh's drama." "But if Commies is an intimate social history of the American Left over the past half-century, it is also a compelling story of a crisis of radical faith."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Radosh, Ronald
Dewey number
973/.088/335
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HX86
LC item number
.R25 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Communists
  • Communism
  • New Left
  • Right and left (Political science)
  • Communists
  • Radosh, Ronald
Label
Commies : a journey through the old left, the new left and the leftover left, Ronald Radosh
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Red Diapers -- Commie Camp -- The Little Red Schoolhouse -- The Red Campus in the Post-McCarthy Era -- Towards a New Left -- My 1960s in New York City -- The Personal is Political -- Socialist Lobotomies -- Party Lines -- My Rosenberg Case and Theirs -- Adventures in Sandinistaland -- Coming Home
Control code
46401840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781893554054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001023668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Commies : a journey through the old left, the new left and the leftover left, Ronald Radosh
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Red Diapers -- Commie Camp -- The Little Red Schoolhouse -- The Red Campus in the Post-McCarthy Era -- Towards a New Left -- My 1960s in New York City -- The Personal is Political -- Socialist Lobotomies -- Party Lines -- My Rosenberg Case and Theirs -- Adventures in Sandinistaland -- Coming Home
Control code
46401840
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
216 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781893554054
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001023668
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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