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Vernon L. Pedersen <email@example.com>
University of Great Falls
History of the Marine Workers Industrial Union, Interaction of the Communist Party USA with federal relief agencies (Baltimore Soviet), career of FBI informant Mary Stalcup Markward, history of the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
|Address:||534 Jay Court
Great Falls, Montana 59404
|List Affiliations:||Advisory Board Member for H-HOAC
Emeritus Review Editor for H-HOAC
Reviewer for H-Pol
Spies Without Daggers
|Interests:||American History / Studies
Diplomacy and International Relations
Labor History / Studies
Political History / Studies
Georgetown University, History Department, 37th and O St., Washington, D.C. 20057. Phone (202) 687 6061. Degree received: Doctor of Philosophy, 1993. Dissertation: Red, White, and Blue: The Communist Party of Maryland, 1919 1949.
Indiana State University, History Department, Terre Haute, Indiana 47807. Phone (812) 237 6311. Degrees received: Bachelor of Science, 1985, Master of Arts, 1987. Thesis: Riding The Wave: The Indiana Communist Party, 1928 1934.
The Communist Party of Maryland, 1919 1957, University of Illinois Press, 2001.
“Memories of the Red Decade: HUAC Investigations in Maryland,” in American Labor and the Cold War, edited by Robert Cherny and William Issell, Rutgers University Press, 2004.
“Underfunded, Understaffed and Underground: The History of the San Francisco Bureau of the Pan-Pacific Trade Union Secretariat,” Continuity, Number 26, Spring 2003.
“Russian Reds, Radical Roustabouts and Unruly Women,” in Essays in American Studies, Polis Publishing House, Sofia, Bulgaria, October, 2001.
"George Mink, the Marine Workers Industrial Union and the Comintern in America," Labor History, vol. 41, #3, August 2000.
"New Light on the Baltimore Soviet," Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 1-3 March 2007.
“Uncommon Witness: Mary Stalcup Markward and the Dilemmas of Anticommunism,” Missouri Valley History Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, 5 March 2004.
“’The Wickedly Winding Way,’ J. Edgar Hoover and the Enemy With-in,” Dialogues, the Jubilee Conference of the English Department of the University of Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, November 1st, 2002, published in the conference proceedings.
“Fraternite, Liberte, Egalite: Faculty management in a multi-national environment,” Challenges in Internationalizing Higher Education in Southeastern Europe: Policy and Practice, Institute of Higher Education, Sani Beach, Greece, October 11-13, 2002.
“The Communist New Deal: Alternatives to Relief and Reconstruction in Baltimore,” Beyond the New Deal: Another Look at the Thirties, University of Paris, Center for English Studies, and the Museum of American Art, Giverny, Paris, France, June 6th, 2002.
“Organization, Infiltration and Ideology: The Impact of Communism on American Maritime Unions,” Fourth European Social Science History Conference, The Hague, Netherlands, February 27 – March 2, 2002.
“Anger and Repentance: Ex-Communist Tales and Testimony,” 25th American Studies Seminar of the American Studies Association of Turkey, Kusadasi, Turkey, November 1-4, 2000
“Recent Developments in the Historiography of the America Communist Party,” Cold War in the Balkans: History and Consequences, sponsored by the Cold War International History Project of the Woodrow Wilson International Center and Cold War Research Group – Bulgaria, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 20 May 2000.