Friday, May 8, 2009, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Rethinking the Popular Front
Jim Barrett, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Commentators: Peter Cole, Western Illinois University and Colleen Doody, DePaul University
The Popular Front appeared more than seventy years ago, heralding a new era in radical politics. How do we understand the roots and historical significance of the Popular Front? How does it relate to our understanding of Stalinism and to the recent debates over the history of American communism? How did it relate to later social movements and what meaning does it have for us today?
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The Newberry Library Seminar in Labor History is co-sponsored by the History Department of the University of Illinois at Chicago, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University and the Labor and Working Class History Association.
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