American Communist History

American Communist History is a non-partisan, objective journal for scholarship about the history of the Communist Party in the United States and its social, political, economic and cultural impact on its members, on its opponents, and the public at large. The journal deals with the American party and with the various outside influences which have dealt with its representation, with the controversial folklore that has been engendered about it, and with the many differing views about its antecedents, and its diverse opponents on the Left and Right. While rooted in the United States, the journal welcomes contributions which are transnational or international in scope.

Publishes 3 issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 13 (1)

Winning for Losing: A New Look at Harry Bridges and the “Big Strike” of 1934
vol. 13 (1): 1-24
Dangerous World, Dangerous Liberties: Aspects of the Smith Act Prosecutions
vol. 13 (1): 25-38
John Reed, American Spy?
vol. 13 (1): 39-63
We Shall Be Free! Black Communist Protests in Seven Voices
vol. 13 (1): 65-68
American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character
vol. 13 (1): 68-71
Detroit's Cold War: The Origins of Postwar Conservatism
vol. 13 (1): 71-73
Rude Awakenings: An American’s Encounters with Nazism, Communism, and McCarthyism
vol. 13 (1): 73-75
“To Everything There Is a Season:” Pete Seeger and the Power of Song
vol. 13 (1): 75-77
On the Front Lines of the Cold War: An American Correspondent’s Journal from the Chinese Civil War to the Cuban Missile Crisis and Vietnam
vol. 13 (1): 78-79
Letter to American Communist History
vol. 13 (1): 81-81

Volume 12 (3)

“Never Losing Faith”: An Analysis of the National Committee to Secure Justice in the Rosenberg Case, 1951–1953
vol. 12 (3): 163-191
Saving Memories: Canadian Veterans of the Spanish Civil War and Their Pursuit of Government Recognition
vol. 12 (3): 193-212
Academic McCarthyism in the District of Columbia: The Termination of Professor Richard Reichard at George Washington University
vol. 12 (3): 213-235
Watching the Books: The Federal Government's Suppression of the Washington Cooperative Bookshop 1939–1950
vol. 12 (3): 237-265
Of G-Men and Eggheads: The FBI and the New York Intellectuals
vol. 12 (3): 267-281
The Saga of the Rosenbergs: The Trial That Keeps on Giving
vol. 12 (3): 283-298

Volume 12 (2)

United States Communist History, Bibliography, 2012
vol. 12 (2): 71-90
A Nest of Subversive Propaganda: Progressive Children's Arts Education from the New Deal to the McCarthy Era
vol. 12 (2): 91-115
Revisiting a Stalinist Puzzle: Mission to Moscow
vol. 12 (2): 117-135
Operation Correction: The Rhetorical Battle Sparked by Film Footage of the May 1960 Student Protest at San Francisco's City Hall
vol. 12 (2): 137-145