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Armenian Communists in America

Խորհրդային Հայաստանի Քսան Տարին, e. g. Khorhrdayin Hayastani k’san tarin [Twenty Years of Soviet Armenia]. Haṛajdimakan matenashar, 4 (series title).

New York: American-Armenian Progressive Union, 1940. Octavo (22.8 × 15.4 cm). Numerous photographs and illustrations throughout. Original pictorial wrappers; 112 pp. Light wear to wrappers; about very good.

Scarce work documenting the achievements of Soviet Armenian during its first twenty years, apparently issued by the American-Armenian Progressive League. The organization, established by immigrants in the early twentieth century, sought to foster connections between Soviet Armenia and the diaspora in the United States. Little is known about Selean (or Selyan), who later resettled in Armenia. The League gradually became more and more left-leaning, and in 1951 was indexed by the House Un-American Activities Committee. With several striking images showing youth at work and singing, as well as Anastas Mikoyan (1895-1978), the Bolshevik revolutionary and Soviet statesman. KVK, OCLC show the copies at Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, UCLA, Harvard, and Michigan only.

Book ID: 50105

Price: $350.00