The Socialist Party of America A Complete History
Ross, Jack.

The Socialist Party of America A Complete History

Ross, Jack.


Personal Author
Ross, Jack.

Publication Information
Lincoln : Potomac Books, 2015. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2015)

Physical Description
1 online resource (pages cm)

Book collections on Project MUSE.

"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.

Corporate Subject
Socialist Party (U.S.) -- History.

Subject Term
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Communism & Socialism.
Socialists -- United States -- History.

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Project Muse.

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