The Resource Gendering radicalism : women and communism in twentieth-century California, Beth Slutsky

Gendering radicalism : women and communism in twentieth-century California, Beth Slutsky

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Gendering radicalism : women and communism in twentieth-century California
Title
Gendering radicalism
Title remainder
women and communism in twentieth-century California
Statement of responsibility
Beth Slutsky
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "An examination of how American leftist radicalism was experienced in a gendered and raced context through the lives of three women (Charlotte Anita Whitney, Dorothy Ray Healey, and Kendra Harris Alexander) who joined and led the California branches of the Communist Party from 1919 to 1992"--
  • "In 1919 Charlotte Anita Whitney, a wealthy white woman, received one of the first Communist Labor Party membership cards for the charter group of the northern California Communist Labor Party. Less than a decade later in Berkeley, California, a Jewish woman named Dorothy Ray Healey became a card-carrying member of the Young Communist League. Nearly forty years later, in 1966, Kendra Claire Harris Alexander, a mixed-race woman, enlisted with the Los Angeles branch of the Communist Party, determined to promote class equality. In Gendering Radicalism, Beth Slutsky examines how American leftist radicalism was experienced through the lives of these three women who led the California branches of the Communist Party from its founding in 1919 to its near dissolution in 1992. Separately, each woman represents a generation of the membership and activism of the party. Collectively, Slutsky argues, their individual histories tell the story of one of the most infamous organizations this country has ever known and in a broader sense represent the story of all women who have devoted their lives to radicalism in America. Slutsky considers how gender politics, California's political climate, coalitions with other activist groups and local communities, and generational dynamics created a grassroots Communist movement distinct from the Communist parties in the Soviet Union and Europe. An ambitious comparative study, Gendering Radicalism demonstrates the continuity and changes of the party both within and among three generations of its female leaders' lives"--
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Cataloging source
P@U
Dewey number
335.43092/5209794
Index
index present
LC call number
HX84.A2
LC item number
S64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Women in the West
Label
Gendering radicalism : women and communism in twentieth-century California, Beth Slutsky
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Three Generations of American Communist Women -- 2. Parlor Pink Turned Soapbox Red : Charlotte Anita Whitney, the American Communist Matriarch, 1867-1955 -- 3. Red Queen of the West : Dorothy Ray Healey and the Grounding of California's Old Left, 1914-2006 -- 4. The New Old Left : Kendra Harris Alexander, 1946-1993 -- 5. American Communism after Three Generations
Control code
ocn911665840
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803278622
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt1d98kc1
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.b33909866
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)911665840
  • pebcs0803278624

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