James S. Allen

American Marxist historian, journalist, editor, and political activist James S. Allen

James S. "Jim" Allen, born Sol Auerbach, was an American Marxist historian, journalist, editor, political activist, and functionary of the Communist Party USA. Allen is best remembered as the author and editor of over two dozen books and pamphlets and as one of the Communist Party's leading experts on African-American history.
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Birthday
1906
Deceased
1986
home town
Philadelphia

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Mechanicville's Abby Maiello - Albany Times Union
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By JAMES allen Staff writer MECHANICVILLE -- A dash down the sideline and a quick change of direction set up a prime scoring chance Saturday for Abby Maiello at the 18-yard mark and the Mechancville senior did what she usually does in such a situation
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Tony Fernandes to rename Team Lotus to Caterham F1? - ASEAN Automotive News
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According to James Allen's website, a middle ground has been reached between Tony Fernandes and Proton-owned Group Lotus over the naming conflict. Apparently Fernandes has agreed to give up the Team Lotus name and is currently applying to use the name
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James Allen (AUGUSTA, Ga.) - The Augusta Chronicle
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Mr. James Allen, loving husband of Mrs. Betty J. Allen, of Augusta, died at his home on Tuesday, September 06, 2011. He was 79 years old. The family will receive friends today, Saturday, September 10, 2011 from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm at The Poteet
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Four arrested after brawl outside Johnny's Cathouse in downtown Redding - Record-Searchlight
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Arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and public intoxication were James Staich, 30; James Allen Wheeler, 26; Jonathan Boone, 24; and Samantha Taylor, 26; all of Redding. Police also forwarded a copy of the crime report to the state Department of
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James Allen Davis - Aurora Advertiser
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By Anonymous James Allen Davis, 71, of Chilton, Texas, entered into rest Friday, August 26, 2011. Graveside services were held August 31, at Mooreville (Texas) Cemetery with Minister John Sirman officiating. The family received friends on August 30,
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Green still in rhythm as Mustangs beat Missoula, 6-2 - Billings Gazette
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Green pitched six strong innings, giving up two runs on six hits, and Erik Miller and James Allen no-hit the Osprey in relief as the Mustangs beat Missoula 6-2 to the delight of the 2907 fans at Dehler Park. "Green set the tone from the beginning with
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Okla. court rejects condemned killer's appeal - Houston Chronicle
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The court's ruling released Wednesday rejects 39-year-old James Allen Coddington's claims of ineffective counsel. Coddington was convicted of first-degree murder in 2003 and sentenced to death for the 1997 beating death of 73-year-old Albert Hale
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Art and soul of festival - Derbyshire Times
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Featured exhibitions this year are James Allen's 'A World of Impressions' at H's Wine Bar and Tim Haynes' haunting installation 'Pathfinder', originally created at national centre for excellence in the arts, the Level Centre at Rowsley,
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Last Resting Place Of Allentown's Only Allen - WFMZ Allentown
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There is no detailed record of what the funeral of Margaret Elizabeth "Betsey" Allen, the second daughter of James Allen, who died in child birth in 1798 in Allentown was like, but we know enough about that the time to imagine it
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All in for Make-A-Wish - Albany Times Union
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MALTA -- Matt Giannetti believed it was his time to make a splash in the world of poker, and the Shenendehowa High graduate realized that dream last month by advancing to the final table of the 2011 World Series of Poker
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James Allen on EV: Toyota going for Nurburging electric record – are they ... - TheChargingPoint.com
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Toyota has just announced it's attempting to smash the electric vehicle lap record at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife, which could indicate the Japanese company is looking to supply EV technology to motorsport's governing body the
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James Allen Jones - Ridgecrest Daily Independent
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By Anonymous James Allen Jones, born July 13, 1953, in Compton, Died July 15, 2011, in Vista Specialty Hospital, Baldwin Park. Parents: Alita and jesse Jones. Sister: Sue (Susie). Children: daughter Jennifer, and James Jones Jr. At the age of 17 He
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    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1986
    Age 80
    James S. Allen died in 1986.
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  • 1975
    Age 69
    The first volume of the edition saw print in 1975 and the 50th and final volume was ultimately published in 2004 — many years after Allen's death.
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  • 1968
    Age 62
    In 1968 Allen was selected as the American editor of the 50-volume Marx-Engels Collected Works project, a joint publishing project between International Publishers, Lawrence and Wishart in the United Kingdom, and Progress Publishers in Moscow.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1962
    Age 56
    From 1962 to 1972 Allen headed IP, the Communist Party's publishing house.
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    While Allen had briefly headed International Publishers during Trachtenberg's prosecution in the 1950s under the Smith Act, he found IP in dire financial straits as he began his second stint as a publisher in 1962: When I returned to IP in 1962 as president and editor-in-chief the house faced bankruptcy.
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  • 1958
    Age 52
    When the leader of hardliners, Gus Hall, emerged triumphant and was named General Secretary of the CPUSA in 1958, Allen was elected to the party's governing Central Committee at the same time.
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  • 1956
    Age 50
    While Allen staunchly the Soviet Union during its armed suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, he was critical of similar action in 1968 to down the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia.
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    During the 1956 to 1958 factional crisis in the Communist Party USA, Allen placed his allegiance with the hardline pro-Soviet wing against a dissident faction favoring liberalization of internal party life and a distancing of the American Communist movement from the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
  • FORTIES
  • 1952
    Age 46
    On February 21, 1952, Allen was called before the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator Pat McCarran of Nevada, in conjunction with its investigation of the Institute of Pacific Relations.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1944
    Age 38
    Allen was drafted into the United States Army in 1944.
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  • 1939
    Age 33
    His mission accomplished, Allen returned to the United States and composed a long and detailed report on his trip, a document dated February 13, 1939.
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  • 1938
    Age 32
    Allen returned to the Philippines in September 1938 on a new mission.
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  • 1936
    Age 30
    Allen was successful in making his case both to the jailed Communists and the Philippine President, and Evangelista and other imprisoned Communist leaders were released on December 31, 1936.
    The first of Allen's trips to the Philippines came in 1936.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1933
    Age 27
    At the behest of the Communist International, Allen was sent to Manila, capital of the Philippines (then an American protectorate) on two missions in an attempt to end sectarian squabbling and achieve unity between the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the rival Socialist Party of the Philippines (SPP), established in 1933.
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  • 1931
    Age 25
    Allen was listening to the radio in his Chattanooga apartment in March 1931 when he heard that police in Paint Rock, Alabama had removed nine young black men from a freight train and charged them with rape.
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  • 1930
    Age 24
    Allen's influence in the Scottsboro case was particularly important, with Yale University historian Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore contending that "we might never have heard of the Scottsboro case if Sol Auerbach, using his Party name, James S. Allen, had not arrived in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in mid-July 1930."
    During his formative years in Philadelphia Auerbach had developed a strong interest in African American life, which led to his appointment in 1930 as editor of the Communist Party's first newspaper produced south of the Mason-Dixon line — The Southern Worker.
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  • 1927
    Age 21
    A committed radical from his collegiate days, Auerbach traveled to the Soviet Union in 1927 as part of the first American student delegation to the Soviet Union.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1906
    Age 0
    Sol Auerbach, later known by the pseudonym James S. Allen, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1906, the son of ethnic Jewish parents that arrived in America from the Russian empire in that same year.
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