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American Members of the Communist Party Are Convicted of a Conspiracy to Overthrow Government ca. 1949

Author: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : WPA Film Library, New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Films Media Group, [1949] 2007. ℗♭1949
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Amid cold war tensions shortly following the end of World War II, President Harry S. Truman attempted to eliminate the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) by charging its members with advocating the violent overthrow of the government, which was illegal under the Smith Act of 1940. Following a trial, eleven Communist Party members were sentenced to five years in prison.
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Newsreels
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films Media Group,; WPA Film Library.
OCLC Number: 957599592
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by WPA Film Library, 1949.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 15, 2007.
Title from distributor's description (Films Media Group, Nov. 2, 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (0 min., 45 sec.)) : sound
Contents: American Members of the Communist Party Are Convicted of a Conspiracy to Overthrow Government ca. 1949 (0:45).
Responsibility: WPA Film Library.

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Amid cold war tensions shortly following the end of World War II, President Harry S. Truman attempted to eliminate the Communist Party of the United States (CPUSA) by charging its members with advocating the violent overthrow of the government, which was illegal under the Smith Act of 1940. Following a trial, eleven Communist Party members were sentenced to five years in prison.

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