Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

William Sennett: Communist Functionary and Corporate Executive

Interviewee(s):
Sennett, William
Interviewer(s):
Windmiller, Marshall
Title:
William Sennett: Communist Functionary and Corporate Executive
Abstract:
Early life in Chicago: International Workers' Order, Unemployed Councils, organizing for Communist party, 1914-1935; Abraham Lincoln Brigade, 1937-1938; organizing Packing House Workers for the Young Communist League; WWII service teaching "war orientation"; launching Chicago Star, 1946; racial violence in Chicago; cold war period and Communist party underground, 1951-1956; election of 1954 and Chicago mayoral race of 1955; revelations of 20th Communist Party Congress, 1956, resignation from the party, 1957; career in truck trailer leasing Commerce, Industry, and Labor; marriages; views on communism, democracy, and women's rights; In These Times. Appended list of material and writings donated to The Bancroft Library.
Subject area(s):
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
1981 1982
Project:
Community and Identity - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11233495
Rights:
Sennett, William. "William Sennett: Communist Functionary and Corporate Executive." Interview by Marshall Windmiller in 1981 and 1982. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1984.