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The Better America Federation and Big Business’s War on Labor

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the role of the Better America Federation (BAF), a business lobby headquartered in Los Angeles, in promoting the doctrine and practice of anticommunism during the interwar ... More


Communist “Criminals” in Los Angeles (1929)

Upton Sinclair

in Jewish Radicals: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757437
eISBN:
9780814763469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.003.0020
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is both a narrative of political repression and a scathing critique of the authorities who exercise it by novelist and journalist Upton Sinclair. The case here involves the arrest of ... More


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