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Artists on the Left American Artists and the Communist Movement, 1926-1956 by Andrew Hemingway

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English


  • American history: from c 1900 -,
  • Cultural studies,
  • History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -,
  • Marxism & Communism,
  • Political activism,
  • 20th century,
  • Art And Society,
  • Communism,
  • Art & Art Instruction,
  • Art,
  • USA,
  • American - General,
  • Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism,
  • Art / History / American,
  • History - General,
  • Art, American,
  • Communism and art,
  • Political aspects,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9321035M
ISBN 100300092202
ISBN 109780300092202

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