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Dennis, Peggy

The autobiography of an American Communist; a personal view of a political life, 1925-1975

The autobiography of an American Communist;
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Lawrence Hill & Co., and Berkeley, Creative Arts Books, Westport. 1977, 302p., frontispiece, preface, appendix including the letter of resignation from the Communist Party, USA, index, very good first edition, in cloth and unclipped dj. "The focal point of Dennis's autobiography is a stoicism of personal survival. Writing from the perspective of the mid-1970s, she helps another generation of radical women understand the situation of women in the Old Left, particularly the overwhelming personal isolation caused by the absence of a women's movement. As Dennis admits, the Communist Party made few provisions for a woman who hoped to be both a wife and activist." *Buhle 285

Cat.No: 24843

Price: $12.00

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