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Smith Act Defendant and Communist Party member discusses working-class childhood in Willimantic, Connecticut; her time with the party; and imprisonment as one of Smith Act defendants in 1951. Discusses the conditions of being jailed with the other female defendants, the strategy of their legal defense, and her feelings of the Communist Party USA's New York leadership going "underground" after the Smith Act arrests.
Communism--California Communism--United States Communist Trial, New York, N.Y., 1952-1953 Communist trials--New York (State) Communists--United States--Interviews Communist Party of the United States of America
New York (N.Y.) Willimantic (Conn.)
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