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The Socialist Party of America : a complete history / Jack Ross.

Author/Creator:
Ross, Jack.
Publication:
Lincoln : Potomac Books, 2015.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (1394 p.)
Manufacture:
Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015
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Subjects:
Socialists -- United States -- History.
Socialist Party (U.S.) -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
"A complete history of the Socialist Party of America, beginning with the roots of American Marxism in the nineteenth century"-- Provided by publisher.
"At a time when the word "socialist" is but one of numerous political epithets that are generally divorced from the historical context of America's political history, The Socialist Party of America presents a new, mature understanding of America's most important minor political party of the twentieth century. From the party's origins in the labor and populist movements at the end of the nineteenth century, to its heyday with the charismatic Eugene V. Debs, and to its persistence through the Depression and the Second World War under the steady leadership of "America's conscience," Norman Thomas, The Socialist Party of America guides readers through the party's twilight, ultimate demise, and the successor groups that arose following its collapse. Based on archival research, Jack Ross's study challenges the orthodoxies of both sides of the historiographical debate as well as assumptions about the Socialist Party in historical memory. Ross similarly covers the related emergence of neoconservatism and other facets of contemporary American politics and assesses some of the more sensational charges from the right about contemporary liberalism and the "radicalism" of Barack Obama. "-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Dedication""; ""Contents""; ""List of Illustrations""; ""Preface""; ""Introduction""; ""Part I""; ""1. The Roots of American Socialism""; ""2. Populism and Beyond""; ""3. The Party Is Born""; ""4. The Fate of American Labor""; ""5. The Triumph of Progressivism""; ""6. Calm Before the Storm""; ""7. The Terror""; ""8. Fatal Alienation""; ""Part II""; ""9. A New Hope""; ""10. Changing of the Guard""; ""11. Depression and Renaissance""; ""12. The Two-Front Putsch""; ""13. American Catalonia""; ""14. Not to the Swift""; ""Part III""
""15. The Twilight of American Socialism""""16. Out with the Old, In with the New""; ""17. Social Democrats USA and the Rise of Neoconservatism""; ""18. Democratic Socialists of America and the Roots of Post�Cold War Liberalism""; ""19. Socialist Party USA and the Radical Left since 1973""; ""20. After Exceptionalism""; ""Appendix A""; ""Appendix B""; ""Appendix C""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""; ""About Jack Ross""; ""Illustrations""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-61234-750-9
1-61234-491-7
OCLC:
905378099