The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919-57

The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919-57

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Bolsheviks in Baltimore shows that contrary to the beliefs of many historians--radical and otherwise--the American Communist Party did often march to Moscow's tune in efforts to sway American foreign policy in ways that benefitted the Soviet Union.show more

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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 159.5 x 236.7 x 25.1mm | 597.18g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252023218
  • 9780252023217

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"This welcome addition to the literature clearly elucidates how national ACP policy twists, turns, and crises impacted the Maryland party over 40 years and is based upon extensive research in archival sources (including recently opened ACP records deposited in the former Soviet Union), FBI reports, contemporary newspaper accounts, secondary literature, and a few interviews with former ACP members." -- Choice "One of only three state studies of the U.S. Communist Party ever published... Pedersen utilizes a remarkable array of sources, including Russian archives, FBI files, Catholic Church manuscripts, and interviews with party members... Pedersen is careful throughout to embed his coverage of Maryland communism within the wider political history of the state and the nation. His wholly admirable study, therefore, is worth the attention even of nonspecialists." -- Myron I. Scholnick, Journal of Southern History ADVANCE PRAISE "There is no better account available of how the Communist Party functioned at the state level than Vernon Pedersen's Bolsheviks in Baltimore." -- Harvey E. Klehr, author of The Secret World of American Communismshow more

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