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Document Details


Title: Reminiscences of Max Shachtman
RLIN number: NXCP87-A124
Document type: Oral history
Accessibility: Free Only
Repository: Columbia University. Oral History Research Office
Collection: Individual Interview List Oral History Project
Description: Development of socialist and radical groups in the 1920s and 1930s, particularly Communist Workers Party, Workers' Council, and Trotskyites; factional struggles; trips to Moscow, 1925, 1927; International Labor Defense group; publications and editorial work; expulsion from Communist Party; effects of international political events; Socialist Party; split over Nazi-Soviet alliance; visits to Leon Trotsky in Turkey, Norway, Paris, Mexico; Trotsky's assassination; Independent Socialist League, 1948-58. Impressions of Joseph Stalin, Norman Thomas, Eugene V. Debs, A.J. Muste, and many others.
Extent: Transcript: 522 leaves, Tape: 2 reels
Restrictions: Access: Open. Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1972. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information. Microfiche copy available for purchase. (Columbia University oral history collection, part I, published by Meckler Publishing, Westport, CT).
Original Language: English
Time span: Not indicated ... to 1963 (Year of interview)
Speaker: Shachtman, Max, 1903-1972
Speaker gender: Male
Speaker date of birth: 1903
Age at speaking: 60
Document date: 1963
Interviewer: Chodes, Stephen; Hogan, Thomas F.
Organizations discussed: Communist Party U.S.A.; Socialist Party; Socialist Workers Party, US
Locations discussed: North America; United States
Topics discussed - ASP terms: Communism--United States; Communist Party U.S.A.; North America; Political parties--United States; Socialist Party; Socialist Workers Party, US; United States; United States--Politics and government--20th century
Topics discussed - Other terms: Independent Socialist League; Shachtman, Max, 1903-1972; Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940
ASP release: 2005-06
Document code: OHI0017099-12542