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popular front

n.
A political coalition of leftist parties against fascism, such as that formed among European countries during the 1930s.

popular front

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) any of the left-wing groups or parties that were organized from 1935 onwards to oppose the spread of fascism

pop′ular front′


n.
a coalition, usu. temporary, of leftist and sometimes centrist political parties, formed against a common opponent, as fascism.
[1935–40; compare Sp. frente popular, French front populaire]

popular front

A coalition of leftist political groups, especially any of those formed in Europe in the 1930s to oppose Fascism.
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Noun1.popular front - a leftist coalition organized against a common opponent
alignment, alinement, coalition, alliance - an organization of people (or countries) involved in a pact or treaty
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popular front

nVolksfront f
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With a new preface the author (a professor of English and American studies at Purdue University) updates his reappraisal of a critical moment in American cultural history to engage the reassessments of the politics of Richard Wright's critical reputation and a provocative reading of class struggle in Gwendolyn Brooks' A Street in Bronzeville (1945), and a look at the institutions that comprised Chicago's Black popular front such as the Chicago Defender, the period's leading Black newspaper; Negro Story, the first magazine devoted to publishing short stories by and about African Americans; and the WPA-sponsored South Side Community Art Center.
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