Social Democratic Federation (U.S.)

The Social Democratic Federation was a political party in the United States. It was formed in 1936 by the former "old guard" of the Socialist Party of America. The Federation was not organized as a formal political party, but did incorporate the former SPA state locals in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Maryland. The influential municipal parties in Reading, PA and Bridgeport, CT also left with the SDF. In New York, the SDF supported Franklin Delano Roosevelt and American Labor Party candidates, but as the Socialist Party moved back to the right, the SDF felt able to rejoin it, and did so officially in 1956 (with the exception of a small group which formed the Democratic Socialist Federation).

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* [ Guide to the Social Democratic Federation of America Records 1933-1956] . Collection maintained by Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University. 6.5 linear feet (13 boxes). Call Phrase: Tamiment 011 R2644-R2647. Accessed May 29, 2006.
* [ Social Democratic Federation (1936 - 1946)] online archive. Accessed 11 September 2008.

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