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Author: Daniel Gaido

Introduction The First Congress of the Communist International, held in March 1919, codified in the ‘Theses on Bourgeois Democracy and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat’, which summarised the contents of Lenin’s famous book The State and Revolution , the differences separating the

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Jacob Zumoff
Since the Cold War, most historians have set up an opposition between the “American” and “international” aspects of early American Communism. This book examines the development of the Communist Party in its first decade, from 1919 to 1929. Using the archives of the Communist International, this book, in contrast to previous studies, argues that the International played an important role in the early part of this decade in forcing the party to “Americanise”. Special attention is given to the attempts by the Comintern to orient American Communists on the role of black oppression, and to see the struggle for black liberation and the fight for socialism as inextricably linked. The later sections of the book provide the most detailed account now available of how the Comintern, reflecting the Stalinisation of the Soviet Union, intervened in the American party to ensure the Stalinisation of American Communism.
Author: John Riddell

The Fourth Congress of the Communist International, held in Petrograd and Moscow between 5 November and 5 December 1922, was the last to take place in the lifetime of V.I. Lenin. Held only a year before the first signs of Stalinist degeneration took hold, the Congress provides the most mature

In: Historical Materialism

IMPERIALISM AND THE COMMUNIST INTERNATIONAL Fredrik Petersson The article charts and discuss the historical use of the concept of imperialism in the Communist International (Comintern; Third International, 1919–43). By analyzing first, the establishment and framework of the Comintern

In: Journal of Labor and Society
Editor: Kahan
Until now, the Communist movement has been studied more from the national perspective than the international. This scholarly tradition seems to be at odds with the organisatorial interconnection even subjugation of the national communist parties ("sections") to the Communist International, or Comintern (1919/1943), but it is understandable from the point of view of the historian who has only national sources at his disposal (newspapers, brochures, interviews).
Nowadays, the tendency is for the international component of the Communist movement to participate in research. The archives of the Comintern are gradually being released by the Soviet Union, and an enormous number of official publications is emerging, and being made available in libraries by reprints.
Here, Vilém Kahan's bibliography is an indispensable tool in listing nearly all reference works and publications by and on the Comintern, and in giving a list of aliases of speakers on Comintern meetings and an overview of all agendas of the meetings. These lists are based on research in 14 specialised Western libraries and on the knowledge of a dozen European languages.
The second volume will deal with the front organisations, a third and last volume with the national sections.
Author: Ian Birchall

newly available archives in France and Moscow (p. 26), 21 he is telling quite a well known story. After all, in their early years neither the Communist International nor the PCF were hesitant in making clear their aims. They wanted to smash capitalism as quickly as possible, and they wanted to create

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Paul Levi

our article ‘Paul Levi and the Origins of the United-Front Policy in the Communist International’, published in the current issue of Historical Materialism . The first document was published in the German-language organ of the Executive Committee of the Communist International, Die Kommunistische

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Daniel Gaido

Front’ were officially adopted by the Fourth Congress of the Communist International, 4 with a very important addendum not mentioned in Broué’s otherwise-masterful history of the Communist International: 5 the anti-imperialist united front, prescribed as a tactic for the Communist parties of the

In: Historical Materialism
Author: Sandra Pujals

transnational community abroad between the decades of the 1920s and 1940s: the international projection of socially, culturally, and politically radical ideas, coordinated by the Soviet Union through the activities of the Communist International or Comintern (1919–1943) and its front organizations in the zone

In: Russian History

After these preliminary efforts, the Comintern established the South American Secretariat of the Communist International ( SSA ). 2 Its creation took place in the period of ‘Bolshevisation’, a process of internal transformations in the Communist International that had as its background the struggle

In: Historical Materialism