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South Africa and the Communist International : Volume 2: Bolshevik Footsoldiers to Victims of Bolshevisation, 1931-1939 - Apollon B. Davidson

South Africa and the Communist International

Volume 2: Bolshevik Footsoldiers to Victims of Bolshevisation, 1931-1939

By: Apollon B. Davidson (Editor), Irina Filatova (Editor), Valentin P. Gorodnov (Editor), Sheridan Johns (Editor)

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This publication is a comprehensive selection of unique documents pertaining to the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA) from the formerly closed archives of the Communist International, a powerful international Communist organization which operated from Moscow in 1919-1943. These reveal the complex history of relations between South Africa and Moscow Communists in the 1920s and 1930s and disclose both the official and covert methods which the Comintern used to control and manipulate the international communist movement.
The documents also shed light on debates within the CPSA, of internal problems of the party and on its strengths and weaknesses. The issues in question, such as CPSA's approach to the nationality problem in South Africa, its understanding of the link between class and colour in South African society and its vision of goals and character of the national liberation movement are still pertinent today.

Letter from Negro Bureau to Eastern Secretariat, 1931
letter from J. Gumede to International Secretariat, League Against Imperialism, 1931
report by J. Ford to European Secretariat, RILU, 21 Feruary 1931 (extracts)
letter from ECCI to Central Commitee, CPSA, 20 June 1931 (extracts)
autobiography of M. Kotane (late 1931)
instruction for Eugene Dennis, ECCI Emissary to CPSA, 19 January 1932
letter from S.P. Bunting to ECCI, 10 February 1932
report of D. Wolton to ECCI, 7 April 1932 (extracts)
letter from ECCI to S.P. Bunting, 15 July 1932
minutes of meeting of Political Commission, Political Secretariat of ECCI, 15 July 1932 (extracts)
letter from E. Dennis to ECCI, 16 July 1932
resolution of CPSA, July 1932 (extracts)
letter from E. Dennis to ECCI, 22 July 1932
letter from E. Dennis to Comintern, 22 October 1932
letter from S.P. Bunting to ECCI, 26 October 1932
report of Committe of Opponents of PB, CPSA to ECCI, 13 November 1932
minutes of meeting of African CPSA members, 13 November 1932
speech of A. Nzula at World Congress, International red Aid (MOPR), 18 November 1932
letter from M. Kotane to Comintern, 30 November 1932
letter from M. Kotane to ECCI, 1 April 1933
report to Comintern, 8 June 1933
letter from M. Kotane to ECCI, 3 August 1933
letter from M. Kotane to Communist Party of Great Britain, 12 September 1933
letter from m. Kotane to ECCI, 9 January 1934
obituary of A. Nzula by J.B. Marks, 22 February 1934
letter from M. Kotane to Politbureau, CPSA, 23 February 1934
letter from a group of Johannesburg Communists to PB, CPSA, 27 February 1934
letter from D.G. Wolton to ECCI, 13 March 1934 (extracts)
letter from D.G. Wolton to ECCI, 13 March 1934
letter from M. Kotane to ECCI, 11 April 1934
minutes of special meeting, Johannesburg Branch, CPSA, 24 May-2 June 1934 (extracts)
resolutions of Political Commission, ECCI, 3 June 1934
letter from Comintern to CPSA, 27 June 1934
letter from L. Bach to PB, CPSA, 9 July 1034
letter from M. Kotane to ECCI, 10 July 1934
letter from M. Kotane to ECCI, 30 October 1934
letter rom J. Marks to ECCI, 1934
letter from M. Kotane to CCI, 20 February 1935
letter from J. Gomas to H. Haywood, 18 March 1935
letter from J. B. Marks to ECCI, 15 July 1935
telegram from M. Kotane, J. Gomas and E. Roux to ECCI, 14 September 1935
letter from J. Gomas to ECCI, 16 September 1935 (extract)
telegram from five CPSA members to ECCI, 17 September 1935
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ISBN: 9780714652818
ISBN-10: 0714652814
Series: South Africa and the Communist International: A Documentary History : Book 2
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st May 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 16.2  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 0.71
Edition Number: 1