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The Communist Party

Phelps, Christopher

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Ichiro Takayoshi


In the Great Depression, numerous American writers and intellectuals were attracted to the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA). This chapter provides an institutional analysis of that political-literary experience, arguing that it is best understood through a prism of structure.

Acceptance Date Mar 1, 2017
Publication Date 2018
Deposit Date Mar 21, 2017
Publicly Available Date Dec 31, 2018
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 421-435
Book Title American Literature in Transition: The 1930s
Chapter Number 21
ISBN 9781108429382
Keywords Communism; Communist Party; CPUSA; Great Depression; Writers; Radicalism;
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