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What You Don’t Know About the Communist Party

The Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) is a Marxist-Leninist political party in the United States. For approximately the first half of the 20th century, it was the largest and most widely influential communist party in the country, and played a defining role in the U.S. labor movement from the 1920s through the 1940s. It played a key role in organizing most major industrial unions and prominently defended the rights of African-Americans throughout that period, simultaneously surviving the Palmer Raids, the first Red Scare, and many similar attempts at suppression by the Government of the United States throughout the first part of its existence.

From Wikipedia, the free enclopiadia.

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