New York City

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New York City is the financial capital of the United States and, often characterized as "Wall Street," the center of international capitalism. Briefly, during the 1930's, during the Popular Front period, a communist mass movement centered on Jewish immigrant workers from Eastern Europe and the City College of New York marked the high point of communist organizing in the United States.[1] It has been and remains the location of the national headquarters of the Communist Party USA and the major center of socialist activity and support in the United States.[2]

May Day

During the 1930s May 1, International Workers' Day, was a major holiday in New York City drawing tens of thousands to massive parades to Union Square Wp→, the site of the first Labor Day celebration on October 5, 1882.[3]

Notes

  1. Pages 6 to 25, Steve Usdin, Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley, Yale University Press (October 10, 2005), hardcover, 352 pages, ISBN-10: 0300108745 ISBN-13: 978-0300108743
  2. Joseph Berger. "Workers of the World, Please See Our Web Site", New York Times. 
  3. Page 18, Steve Usdin, Engineering Communism: How Two Americans Spied for Stalin and Founded the Soviet Silicon Valley, Yale University Press (October 10, 2005), hardcover, 352 pages, ISBN-10: 0300108745 ISBN-13: 978-0300108743