James P. Cannon

Letters to a Historian

(1954 – 1956)

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These articles from the magazines Fourth International and International Socialist Review are based on letters Cannon wrote to Theodore Draper who was then researching his two-volume series on the history of the US Communist Party



Written: March 1954 to February 1956.
Published: Fourth International, Summer 1954–Spring 1956, & International Socialist Review, Summer 1956–Spring 1957. Source: Original bound volumes of Fourth International and International Socialist Review and microfilm provided by the NYU Tamiment Labor Libraries.
Transcription & Mark-up: Andrew Pollack/Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.


March 2, 1954: Introduction (FI, Summer 1954)
April 21, 1954: Birth of the Communist Party (FI, Summer 1954)
May 5, 1954: The Early Leadership (FI, Summer 1954)

May 10, 1954: The “American Question” at the Fourth Congress (FI, Winter 1955)

May 18, 1954: Origin of the Policy on the Labor Party (FI, Spring 1955)
June 15, 1954: Fraina – the Founder (FI, Spring 1955)
July 20, 1954: Four Ways of Viewing the Communist Party (FI, Spring 1955)

The Year 1923:
May 19, 1954: The Reshaping of the Leadership (FI, Summer 1955)
May 27, 1954: The Pepper Regime (FI, Summer 1955)
May 28, 1954: Overthrow of the Pepper Regime (FI, Summer 1955)

July 22, 1954: The Pre-War Left Wing (FI, Fall 1955)
August 4, 1954: Foster and Browder (FI, Fall 1955)
                        Foster in World War I (Stenographic Report) (FI, Fall 1955)
March 17, 1955: Origins of the Foster-Cannon Group (FI, Fall 1955)

March 17, 1955: Origins of the Labor Party Policy (FI, Winter 1956)
March 22, 1955: After the 1924 Elections (FI, Winter 1956)
March 31, 1955: The Beginning of the Degeneration (FI, Winter 1956)

June 9, 1955: The Passaic Strike (FI, Spring 1956)
July 14, 1955: After 1925 (FI, Spring 1956)

July 22, 1955: After Ruthenberg (ISR, Summer 1956)

July 26, 1955: Notes and Sidelights on the Year 1927 (ISR, Fall 1956)
July 26, 1955: A Note on Zinoviev (ISR, Fall 1956)

January 27, 1956: Before the Sixth Congress (ISR, Winter 1957)

February 1, 1956; At the Sixth World Congress (ISR, Spring 1957)
 


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