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Strike!The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson$
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David Lee McMullen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034867

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034867.001.0001

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Deportation and the Communist Party USA

Deportation and the Communist Party USA

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(p.172) 19 Deportation and the Communist Party USA
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Strike!
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David Lee McMullen

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0019

Ellen Dawson wrote about her expulsion from the National Textile Workers' Union (NTWU). Her account of the NTWU convention provides a meaningful picture of the transition that was affecting the communist movement in the United States. One of the critical changes noted by Dawson was the way convention delegates were selected. Rather than being a worker-driven organization, the NTWU was transformed into a tool of the Communist Party.

Keywords:   Communist Party, National Textile Workers' Union, communist movement, union convention, immigrant activists, industry leaders

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