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Miglorie, Cathy. “Marble Minutes: Dark days.” The Vermont Marble Museum. [Marcantonio’s involvement during the Vermont Marble Workers’ Strike and his Congressional address March 11, 1936

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Robeson, Paul. “Negro Americans Have Lost a Tried and True Friend.”  In Paul Robeson Speaks: Writings, Speeches, Interviews, 1910-1974, pp. 379-822. Ed. Philip Foner. New York: Brenner/Mazel, 1978.

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People.”  In Memoirs of Bernardo Vega: A Contribution to the History of the Puerto Rican Community in New York,pp. 183-190. Ed. César Andreu Iglesias. New York: Monthly Review, 1984.

Waltzer, Kenneth.  “The F.B.I., Congressman Vito Marcantonio, and the American Labor Party.”  In Beyond the Hiss Case: The FBI, Congress, and the Cold War, pp. 176-214. Ed. Athan Theoharis.  Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1982.

Watson, Patrick.  “[Ralph] Fasanella Remembers Marcantonio.” In The Big Book of Italian
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Primary Sources


Vito Marcantonio Papers: New York Public Library Manuscript Division

Congressional Record: 1935-1936, 1939-1950

New York Times Index: 1934-1954

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