Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials, New York, 1937.

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The Dewey Commission (officially the "Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials") was initiated in March 1937 by the "American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky." It was named after its Chairman, John Dewey. Trotsky was defended by the lawyer Albert Goldman. The commission cleared Trotsky of all charges made during the Moscow Trials and, moreover, exposed the scale of the frame-up of all other defendants during these trials. The Dewey Commission was widely criticized by Stalinists and fellow travelers for purported bias. Such criticisms were also made by Carleton Beals, the only member of the Commission hostile to Trotsky, who resigned in protest during the course of the hearings.

From the description of Glotzer collection of Dewey Commission photographs, 1937-1937. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 319867669

From the description of Moscow Trial records, 1937-1937. (Southern Illinois University). WorldCat record id: 256073013

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creatorOf Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials, New York, 1937. Moscow Trial records, 1937-1937. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn McDonald, John, 1906-. John McDonald papers, 1890-1999 (bulk 1945-1997). Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn John Finerty papers, 1910-1961 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
creatorOf Commission of Inquiry into the Charges Made Against Leon Trotsky in the Moscow Trials, New York, 1937. Glotzer collection of Dewey Commission photographs, 1937-1937. Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
referencedIn Dorothy Eisner papers, 1923-2008 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Solow, Herbert, 1903-1964. Herbert Solow papers, 1924-1976. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Glotzer, Albert, 1908-1999. Albert Glotzer papers, 1919-1999. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
creatorOf Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940. Dewey Commission Exhibits, 1904-1938 and undated. Houghton Library
referencedIn John McDonald papers, 1890-1999, 1945-1997 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Wolfe, Bernard, 1915-1985,. Bernard Wolfe slide collection, 1937. Stanford University, Hoover Institution Library
referencedIn Eisner, Dorothy. Dorothy Eisner papers, 1925-2008. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
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associatedWith Eisner, Dorothy. person
associatedWith Finerty, John Frederick, 1885-1967 person
associatedWith Glotzer, Albert, 1908-1999. person
associatedWith McDonald, John, 1906- person
associatedWith Solow, Herbert, 1903-1964. person
associatedWith Trotsky, Leon, 1879-1940 person
associatedWith Wolfe, Bernard, 1915-1985, person
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Moscow Trials, Moscow, Russia, 1936-1937
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