Reminiscences of John W. Edelman : oral history, 1957.

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Reminiscences of John W. Edelman : oral history, 1957.

Education; early experiences on fringes of Socialist movement; condition of hosiery workers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania during the late 1920 and the Depression: role of hosiery workers union in the American Federation of Labor; AFL conventions; beginnings of Textile Workers Union of America; its role in the Congress of Industrial Organizations; influence of Communist Party in the CIO; merger of the CIO and the AFL; impressions of men and women prominent in the labor movement.

Transcript: 247 leaves.

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