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The Life and Lies of Paul CrouchCommunist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch$
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Gregory S. Taylor

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049205

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049205.001.0001

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District Organizer, 1932–1937

District Organizer, 1932–1937

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The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch

Gregory S. Taylor

University Press of Florida

During this five-year period, Crouch became a district organizer for the newly renamed Communist Party of the USA. As such, he was responsible for overseeing larger Communist efforts at the state level. He worked first in Virginia, where he organized unemployment councils to help those suffering through the Depression, ran candidates for state and local offices, and tried to organize dockworkers. Those efforts amounted to little, and he was reassigned to Utah where he engineered a massive strike through the National Miners Union. Although scolded for some of his efforts during the strike wave, which ultimately failed to win workers to the Communist-led union, Crouch was promoted to district organizer and assigned to oversee operations in North Carolina and Virginia. There, he focused on organizing textile workers and creating United Fronts with liberal organizations but achieved little success as ill health and poor leadership skills doomed his efforts. Although demoted and reassigned as a result of these failures, Crouch remained committed to the Communist cause.

Keywords:   Paul Crouch, Communist Party of the USA, Depression, Virginia, Utah, North Carolina, unemployment councils, National Miners Union, United Fronts

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