Thursday, June 12, 2008

The History of "Red Chicago"

"Red Chicago" author Randi Storch was interviewed June 12 on Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ), Eight-Forty-Eight program. According to the website:

"Labor activism has deep roots in Chicago. A new book chronicles a particularly lively period – the years of the Great Depression – when the American Communist Party was gathering strength. It’s called Red Chicago: American Communism at its Grassroots, 1928-1935. Author Randi Storch is an associate professor of history at the State University of New York, Cortland. She says Chicago was a natural choice when she was deciding where to focus her research."

It's a wonderful interview. Listen in:

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