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"The Other Blacklist": Red Scare's impact on African Americans

Mary Helen Washington's book is a welcomed addition to the history of the period, especially its impact on African Americans.

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The Americans: "One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov"

"As we near the end of the season, many of the pieces that have been laid out are coming together."

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"The Americans": new episode tackles religion

God splashes into the storyline of "Born Again" in a big way, dragging along several major characters in His wake. 

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NYU exhibit highlights Communist role in American music

A new exhibit highlights the CPUSA's role in the renaissance of folk music and U.S. popular music in general during the 30s and beyond.

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The stakes are high in third season of "The Americans"

In the latest episode we learn about the deadly craft of spying as it plays out in these damaged souls' lives. Targets, assets, friends, lovers, rivals.

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"Dancer in the Revolution": Memoir of Stretch Johnson, Harlem communist

History is a curious thing, full of drama, intrigue, plot twists, misadventures. Howard "Stretch" Johnson's memoir is similarly curious.

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Book offers analysis on Communist International

The history of U.S. communism and the Communist Party, USA isn't an easy subject to write about. 

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"Death Blow to Jim Crow" comes highly recommended

At its peak, the National Negro Congress (NNC) included over 3,000 civic, religious, fraternal, labor and community organizations representing millions people.

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A largely forgotten tale: Communist Party's role in the South

The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 challenges the notion that Southern white workers were incapable of action with African Americans.

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The war on film

As the generation who fought in World War II dwindles in numbers, we are losing crucial first-hand testimony of the heroic struggles to defeat fascism.

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