Pete: the story of Peter V. Caccione New York's fit communist councilman: the story of Peter V. Caccione (New World Paperbacks) (Paperback)

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Pete: the story of Peter V. Caccione New York's fit communist councilman: the story of Peter V. Caccione (New World Paperbacks) (Paperback)

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A small-town boy brought up on the "wrong" side of the railroad tracks, Pete knew back-breaking toil and the agonies of the jobless. Hunger and homelessness were no strangers to him. He spent his first night in New York in a municipal flophouse but when he died he was a Communist member of the New York City Council mourned by hundreds of thousands who came to know him in the tumultuous '30s and '40s. There may be no laws bearing his name, but many of the demands for which Pete fought, be it unemployment insurance, social security or the

prohibition of racist advertisements, have today become commonplace realities. It can fairly be said that Pete's career illustrates the old saw that yesterday's soapbox speech often becomes today's solid statute.


Product Details ISBN: 9780717804733
ISBN-10: 0717804739
Publisher: International Publishers
Publication Date: May 14th, 2021
Pages: 218
Language: English
Series: New World Paperbacks