Alexander Trachtenberg’s involvement with the SPA 1917-1919

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Trachtenberg was head of the International Publishers of New York. These theoretical works were published in either popular form or book form so that the members of the Communist Party and others could consult them. He had a professional relationship with Moscow by publishing English translations of Marx, Engels, Lenin, and Stalin. Trachtenberg was a native of Russia who had received his American citizenship. He headed the Control Commission, which was supposed to control the political integrity of the members of the Communist Party from the Communist viewpoint.