New PDF release: A Red Family: Junius, Gladys, and Barbara Scales

By Mickey Friedman,Barbara Scales

One of the few publicly identified communists within the South, Junius Scales geared up cloth employees, fought segregation, and used to be the one American to be imprisoned less than the club clause of the Smith Act in the course of the McCarthy years. This compact collective memoir, equipped on 3 interconnected oral histories and together with a ancient essay via Gail O'Brien, covers Scales's organizing actions and paintings opposed to racism within the South, his innovative disillusionment with celebration forms and dogmatic stress, his persecution and imprisonment, in addition to his family's radicalism and reaction to FBI hounding and blacklisting.


Through the special views of Junius, his spouse Gladys, and his daughter Barbara, this e-book deepens and personalizes the tale of yank radicalism. Conversational, intimate, and particularly available, A pink Family bargains a special examine the yankee communist adventure from the interior out.


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