January 1, 1990
Dorothy Healey was a member of the Communist movement in the U.S. from 1928 until 1973, leading the Southern California District for over 20 years. She is one of the few women to rise to power in the American Communist Party. She is a survivor of the epic labor struggles of California’s migrant workers in the 1930s and at one point even had a $10,000 price on her head, as she was hunted by vigilantes and police.
Dorothy Healey Remembers: A Life in the American Communist Party
, recounts her life in her own words, written in collaboration with William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of History Maurice Isserman. Isserman edited and supplemented Healey’s engaging narrative. He fills the story, drawing from private letters, the recollections of friends and relatives, newspaper articles, and secret FBI documents. More ...