Advocate and activist : memoirs of an American communist lawyer / John J. Abt ; with Michael Myerson.

By: Abt, John J [author]Contributor(s): Myerson, Michael, 1940- [contributor] | Burnham, Margaret [author of introduction, etc.]Material type: TextTextPublisher: Urbana and Chicago : University of Illinois Press, ©1993Description: xviii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 0252020308 (alk. paper)Subject(s): Abt, John J | Lawyers -- United States -- Biography | Communists -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 349.73/092 | B | 347.30092 | B LOC classification: KF 373.A28 | A32 1993
Contents:
1. May Day child -- 2. In the New Deal maelstrom -- 3. At Hillman's side -- 4. Progressives -- 5. The case of a lifetime -- 6. Victories -- 7. Changes -- 8. Losses.
Summary: "Best known as the longtime chief counsel to the Communist Party of the United States, John Abt also was one of Angela Davis's first attorneys and the man Lee Harvey Oswald wanted to defend him after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In Advocate and Activist, John Abt and Michael Myerson provide a detailed account of a life that touched and was touched by the labor and left-wing political movements in the United States for nearly sixty years." -- from the dust jacket.
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Includes index.

1. May Day child -- 2. In the New Deal maelstrom -- 3. At Hillman's side -- 4. Progressives -- 5. The case of a lifetime -- 6. Victories -- 7. Changes -- 8. Losses.

"Best known as the longtime chief counsel to the Communist Party of the United States, John Abt also was one of Angela Davis's first attorneys and the man Lee Harvey Oswald wanted to defend him after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. In Advocate and Activist, John Abt and Michael Myerson provide a detailed account of a life that touched and was touched by the labor and left-wing political movements in the United States for nearly sixty years." -- from the dust jacket.

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