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 13 (2-3)

Editorial Board
vol. 13 (2-3): 0-0
vol. 13 (2-3): 83-84
Reflections of a Neo-Liberal: An Interview with John Haynes
vol. 13 (2-3): 85-152
James Burnham, Sidney Hook, and the Search for Intellectual Truth: From Communism to the Cold War, 1933–1956
vol. 13 (2-3): 153-177
Alice Neel: American Communist Artist
vol. 13 (2-3): 179-188
Red Unionism During the Depression and Under McCarthyism: Reflections on Mine-Mill, the Workers Unity League, and the Minneapolis Teamsters
vol. 13 (2-3): 189-198
A Review of “Red Apple: Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York”, by Phillip Deery
vol. 13 (2-3): 199-201
A Review of “American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War”, by Alan M. Wald
vol. 13 (2-3): 202-204
A Review of “Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power”, by Seth Rosenfeld
vol. 13 (2-3): 204-206
A Review of “Reading Places, Literacy, Democracy, and the Public Library in Cold War America”, by Christine Pawley
vol. 13 (2-3): 207-209