Scope and Contents: The New Masses reflects the view point of the Communist Party USA and was published from 1926 to 1948, in reaction to the Spanish Civil War and the rise of European Fascism. Contributors over the years including Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, Dorothy Parker, Upton Sinclair, among others. V. 6, no. 1 (1930) issue features "Sister Johnson's Story" by Langston Hughes, a study of Mayakovsky, articles on the contemporary state of India and Trotsky's autograph. Issue v. 6 no. 9 (1931) features four poems by Langston Hughes, an article covering the Charkov conference on revolutionary writers and a travelogue of China.