Primary Source Essay 3: “You Couldn’t Have Elections”: Leon Sverdlove on the Taft-Hartley Act-   p. 569

Re-read pp. 567-573 in the text for context of the Taft-Hartley Act, then organize an outline, thesis statement and 4-page essay that addresses the following questions:

1)      What is the context for Leon Sverdlove’s “We Couldn’t have Elections?”

2)      What issues led to the passage of Taft- Hartley?

3)      Why was the ability to have union elections such an important issue for Sverdlove?

4)     What does this source say about the role of Communists in the labor movement during the New  Deal as opposed to the Cold War era?

Be sure to correctly cite the source at the end of the essay. All four parts- outline, thesis statement, essay, and Works Cited must be submitted to turnitin.com.  If you have questions about the organization or format of the essay be sure that you have read Essay General Instructions at Modules. If you have further questions about the Chicago Style of formatting, listen to my explanation “Analyzing a Primary Source” at Week 4 on the schedule athttp://ellenjoiner.com/History%2082/Primary%20Source/AnalyzingPS.html or go to http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/resdoc5e/RES5e_ch10_s1-0001.html