RADICALS: The Case of Miss Whitney

Miss Charlotte Anita Whitney is said to be a descendant of five people who came over in the Mayflower, and of the first colonial Governor of Massachusetts; she is said to be a niece of the late Associate Justice Stephen J. Field appointed to the Supreme Court by President Lincoln.

She was until six years ago a social worker in San Francisco and joined the Communist Labor Party. In November, 1919, she defied the police by making a speech at the Oakland Civic Centre. She was arrested and tried. It was not claimed...

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