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By Eugene V. Dennett

Agitprop is the memoir of a Washington country maritime and metal employee who used to be an established activist within the American Federation of work, the Congress of commercial corporations, and the Communist celebration. Born to a Massachusetts operating category socialist family members, Dennett is an idealist who sought to unify theoretical precept, coverage, and perform in his everyday life. His lifestyles tale embodies broader topics that make this e-book an allegorical depiction of 1 man's trip via twentieth century working-class the US.

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The doctors who treated him strongly urged him to get out of the city because it was so full of pollution and poison that he was in constant danger of infections that could cause loss of his legs or even prove fatal.  Although my father's sympathies were with the left wing, his health prevented him from actively supporting the new Party.  In fact, my father was completely fed up with the "old Socialists" because of their endless talk without deeds.  Moving west caused me to lose track of my mother's family, which I've never been able to pick up since.

Some Page 12 school districts were beginning to reduce teachers' pay and fears were being expressed that bank failures were going to cause the whole economic system to collapse.  I observed these developments with increasing apprehension that nothing but disaster lay ahead for the working people and my conviction grew every able bodied person should work to change a system that was failing.  I waited tables in the dormitory and mowed grass for several sororities.  So the defense of them was an actual matter of life or death.

Some Page 12 school districts were beginning to reduce teachers' pay and fears were being expressed that bank failures were going to cause the whole economic system to collapse.  I observed these developments with increasing apprehension that nothing but disaster lay ahead for the working people and my conviction grew every able bodied person should work to change a system that was failing.  I waited tables in the dormitory and mowed grass for several sororities.  So the defense of them was an actual matter of life or death.

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