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Jewish RadicalsA Documentary History$
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Tony Michels

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780814757437

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814757437.001.0001

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Communist “Criminals” in Los Angeles (1929)

Communist “Criminals” in Los Angeles (1929)

(p.129) 20 Communist “Criminals” in Los Angeles (1929)
Jewish Radicals

Upton Sinclair

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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 five Russian Jewish working women who have been arrested for conducting a summer camp for working children with the flag of Soviet Russia flying over it. The teacher of the camp was Yetta Stromberg, a nineteen-year-old student at the University of California, whose greatest sin appeared to be teaching children history, and more broadly, her ideals of Communism which espoused, among other things, human brotherhood, patriotism, and the organized unity of the working class. Her opponents: the patriots and supporters of the Better America Federation.

Keywords:   political repression, Upton Sinclair, summer camp, Yetta Stromberg, Communism, Better America Federation

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