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Collection Details


Collection Name: Socialist Movement Project
Repository Name: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office [Repository Details]
Repository Location: New York, New York, United States
URL: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/oral/guides/socmvt.html
Dates Spanned: 1965-1965
Description: This project describes the genesis and development of the Socialist Party, primarily in the words of those actively involved in the Party, past and present. It deals with the relationship of the Socialist Party to unions, the American Labor Party, the Trotskyist movement, The Communist Party, and other groups. Included are analyses of failure of the Socialist Party to thrive in this country, and of the impact of Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal on the Party. Memoirists also describe the role Socialists have played in civil rights activities. There are recollections about Eugene V. Debs, Samuel Gompers, Upton Sinclair, Norman Thomas, and others.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 29
Interviews: [29 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: U.S. Politics; Politics
ASP Subjects: Civil rights and socialism; Communism; Communist Party U.S.A.; Debs, Eugene Victor, 1855-1926; Eugene Victor Debs; Depressions--1929--United States; Gompers, Samuel H., 1850-1924; Samuel H. Gompers; Great Depression, 1929-1941; History; New Deal, 1933-1939--United States; Oral history; Roosevelt, Franklin Delano, 1882-1945; Franklin Delano Roosevelt; Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968; Sinclair Jr., Upton Beall; Upton Sinclair; Socialist Party; Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968; Norman Thomas; United States; United States--Politics and government
Other Subjects: American Labor Party; Trotskyist movement
Collection Code: OHC0000911