Workers' Defense League Collected Records
Held at: Swarthmore College Peace Collection [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore 19081-1399
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In 1936, Norman Thomas proposed the formation of a national labor and socialist defense committee to coordinate the defense of striking unionists, sharecroppers and other workers caught up in the labor crisis of the Great Depression. An earlier (1918) organization, called the Workers Defense Union, was not related to it, though their goals were similar.
The Swarthmore College Peace Collection is not the official repository for the records of this organization.
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