One of the last gasps of the ‘Third Period’ was a series of 1935 pamphlets looking at different industries in a future ‘Soviet America,’ only to be shelved in less than a year. The best known of this genre was William Z. Foster’s 1932 ‘Toward a Soviet America.’ The C.P. was directed by the Comintern in late 1934 to propagandize on the specific notion with works aimed at miners, Black workers, young people, professionals, etc. produced before the slogan and line of a ‘Soviet America’ was officially abandoned at the C.P.’s June, 1936 National Convention. Years later, these works would be pulled out in the McCarthy era to prove the secret revolutionary desires of the Communists.
The Negroes in a Soviet America by James W. Ford and James S. Allen. Workers Library Publishers, New York. June, 1935.
Contents: Foreword, 1) THE NEGRO IN CAPITALIST AMERICA, Economic ‘Progress’, The Promise of the City, The ‘Stigma of Race’, The Reformers and the ‘Race Criers’ The Bootstrap Lifters, The Ballot and the Drawing Room, The ‘Race Criers’: Black Patriotism, The Threat of Fascism, II) THE NEGRO AND REVOLUTION, Two Revolutions in One, The Rebellion of an Oppressed Nation, The Proletarian Revolution, The Combination of Two Revolutions, How Will the Question of Self-Determination be Settled?, The Revolutionary War, III) THE NEGRO IN SOVIET AMERICA, The Soviet United States, The Soviet Negro Republic, The Economic Foundation of Equality The Land, The Economic Foundation of Equality Industry, The Realization of Social Equality. 47 pages.
Workers Library Publishers replaced Daily Workers Publishers as the main pamphlet printing house of the Communist Party in 1927. International Publishers was originally meant to translate works into English, but became the CP’s main book publisher.
PDF of original pamphlet: https://usm.access.preservica.com/download/file/IO_940a11d6-aac3-4ea9-99f8-ef5cd6f746b7