Lecture 10- Feb 18

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International History of the U.S. Lecture 10 February 18, 2008 Beginning of WWII 1) Wars a) Against racism, sexism, Communism, Fascism, against War itself 2) Individuals who changed the 1920s and 30s a) Claude McKay i) Author of the 1920s Spring in New Hampshire, Home to Harlem (1927) ii) Gay but did not make it part of his activism iii) African American iv) Communist (1) Goes to Moscow in 1922 (a) Goes there thinking that blacks had been let down in WWI and that there needs to be a solution (b) Communist party in Soviet Union is more concerned with using him than listening to him (2) Saw it as an opportunity to end racism and sexism (a) Saw connection between discrimination against white women, and blacks in general (3) By 1937 changes to Anti-Communist and firm Catholic (4) Contrary to W.E.B. Du Bois’ experience (a) During 1920s he was frustrated the by the state of the U.S. and racism (b) Moved towards Communism and eventually became a communist by mid 1930s (c) Thought that there was an international hope
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course AMST 230 taught by Professor Sethfein during the Spring '08 term at Yale.

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