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American Labor Party

is an acrostic for alp.

Definition of the noun american labor party

What does american labor party mean as a name of something?


  1. a former political party in the United States; formed in 1936 in New York when labor and liberals bolted the Democratic Party
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic terms: party / political party = an organization to gain political power


  1. The American Labor Party was a political party in the United States established in 1936 which was active almost exclusively in the state of New York. The organization was founded by labor leaders and former members of the Socialist Party of America who had established themselves as the Social Democratic Federation. The party was intended to parallel the role of the British Labour Party, serving as an umbrella organization to unite New York social democrats of the SDF with trade unionists who would otherwise support candidates of the Republican and Democratic parties.
  2. The American Labor Party was the final name of a De Leonist splinter group in the US in the early 1930. The ALP had split from the Industrial Union League, which in turn had split from the Socialist Labor Party in the late 1920s.
    • also known as American Labor Party 1932

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Google previewThe Lexicon of Labor (2011)

More Than 500 Key Terms, Biographical Sketches, and Historical Insights Concerning Labor in America (Large Print 16pt) by R. Emmett Murray, T. Elaine Bernard

American Labor Party—A phoenix-like faction that first arose in New York City in 1919 but was subsumed that same year when delegates met in Chicago and created the National Labor Party, opening it to all workers, farmers, and Socialists .

Google previewThe Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History. (Two volume set) (2009)

by Michael Kazin, Rebecca Edwards, Adam Rothman

The history of the one major independent labor party to emerge during the New Deal era—New York's American Labor Party (ALP; 1936–56)—is emblematic of the fate of labor parties during these decades. Composed of left-wing activists, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

Dobkowski American Labor Party. Political party formed in New York City in 1936 by leaders of various garment trade unions. It endorsed Democratic and ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Organized Labor (2012)

by James C. Docherty, Sjaak van der Velden

A political moderate, Hillman supported the American Labor Party and the Democratic Party. HIRSCH- DUNCKER TRADE ASSOCIATIONS. Hirsch-Duncker trade associations were a group of 123 H.

Google previewThe Concise Princeton Encyclopedia of American Political History (2011)

by Michael Kazin, Rebecca Edwards, Adam Rothman

Many factors worked against a successful American labor party. Some were political: a ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Kennedys: The People and Events That Shaped America [3 volumes] (2012)

The People and Events That Shaped America by Joseph M. Siracusa

58, 543–44 American Labor Party, 166 American Medical Association (AMA), xxxi, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940 (2001)

by James Stuart Olson

AMERICAN LABOR PARTY. By 1936, President Franklin D. Roosevelt* enjoyed the complete support of organized labor, primarily because of the New Deal's* relief programs and because of the National Labor Relations Act of 1935.* John L .

Google previewEncyclopedia of U.S. Labor and Working-class History (2007)

by Eric Arnesen

AMERICAN LABOR PARTY New York labor leaders formed the American Labor Party (ALP) in 1936 as part of a national plan to create labor parties in states across the country. Although labor ...

Google previewThe Holocaust Encyclopedia (2001)

by Baumel Judith Tydor Laqueur Walter, Walter Laqueur, Judith Tydor Baumel

The American Labor party was founded in in New York State for that purpose. In the election of , , Jewish votes were cast for Roosevelt on the American Labor ticket. The American Labor party thus broke the so- cialist ...

Google previewAbbreviations Dictionary, Tenth Edition (2001)

by Dean A. Stahl, Karen Landen

Allied Liaison and Protocol; Ambulance Loading Post; American Labor Party; Antigua Labour Party; Australian Labor Party; Australian Liberal Party; Automated Learning Process; Automated Library Program ALP Agence Lao (French—Lao ...

Google previewDictionary of American History (1978)

With the Complete Text of the Constitution of the United States by Michael Rheta Martin, Leonard Gelber

It subsequently established the AMERICAN LABOR PARTY in New ...

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