List of CPUSA books

Just a placeholder of sorts for books on the CPUSA I want to read eventually.

American Communism and Soviet Russia by Theodore Draper (1960)

Red Chicago: American Communism at Its Grassroots, 1928-35 by Randi Storch (2009)

The Cry Was Unity: Communists and African Americans, 1917-1936 by Mark Solomon (1998)

Earl Browder: The Failure of American Communism by James G. Ryan (1997)

Reds at the Blackboard: Communism, Civil Rights, and the New York City Teachers Union by Clarence Taylor (2010)

Black Communists Speak on Scottsboro: A Documentary History edited by Walter T. Howard (2008)

Black Liberation/red Scare: Ben Davis and the Communist Party by
Gerald Horne (1994)

B. D. Amis, African American Radical: A Short Anthology of Writings and Speeches by B. D. Amis (2007)

Forgotten Radicals: Communists in the Pennsylvania Anthracite, 1919-1950 by Walter T. Howard (2005)

Better Red : The Writing and Resistance of Tillie Olsen and Meridel Le Sueur by Constance Coiner (1995)

A Red Family: Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales by Mickey Friedman (2009)

Aging Political Activists: Personal Narratives from the Old Left by David Philip Shuldiner (1995)

Red Diapers: Growing Up in the Communist Left by Judy Kaplan (1998)

Left of Karl Marx: The Political Life of Black Communist Claudia Jones by Carole Boyce Davies (2008)

Passionate Commitments: The Lives of Anna Rochester and Grace Hutchins by Julia M. Allen (2013)

Raising Reds by Paul Mishler (1999)

This American Family: Growing Up as a Red Diaper Baby – A Memoir by Chris Christie (2010)

Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression by Robin D. G. Kelley (1990)

The Communist Party of the United States from the Depression to World War II by Fraser Ottanelli (1991)

Which Side Were You On?: The American Communist Party During the Second World War by Maurice Isserman (1992)

Communists in Harlem during the Depression Paperback by Mark Naison (2004)

Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood by Harry Haywood (2012)

Black Bolshevik: Autobiography of an Afro-American Communist by Harry Haywood (1978)

Black Revolutionary: William Patterson & the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle by Gerald Horne (2013)

New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism Between the Wars by William J. Maxwell (1999)

The Unemployed People’s Movement: Leftists, Liberals, and Labor in Georgia, 1929-1941 by James J. Lorence (2009)

Left Out: Reds and America’s Industrial Unions by Judith Stepan-Norris (2002)

Stalin over Wisconsin: The Making and Unmaking of Militant Unionism, 1900-1950 by Stephen Meyer (1992)

First Ten Years of American Communism: Report of a Participant
by James P. Cannon (1973)

The Communist Party in Maryland, 1919-57 by Vernon L. Pedersen (2000)

Return to my father’s house;: A charter member of the American Communist Party tells why he joined, and why he later left to fight communism by Maurice L Malkin (1972)

Communists on Campus: Race, Politics, and the Public University in Sixties North Carolina by William J. Billingsley (2003)


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