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Author Palmer, Bryan D.

Title James P. Cannon and the origins of the American revolutionary left, 1890-1928 / Bryan D. Palmer.

Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  320.532092 PALM    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 542 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Series The working class in American history.
Working class in American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-526) and index.
Summary "Bryan D. Palmer's study of James P. Cannon (1890-1974) concentrates on the emergence of the American revolutionary left in the 1910-28 years. The book explores how a labor militant was made in the small-town, working-class milieu of Rosedale, Kansas. It then chronicles the rise of that radical in the ranks of United States revolutionaries, charting Cannon's movement from Kansas to centers of left-wing agitation, such as Chicago and New York." "Palmer's account of Cannon's central place in American communism in the 1920s details the accomplishments of this period that were achieved in the face of state-orchestrated Red Scares, as well as Stalinism's repudiation of the original program and politics of revolutionary communism. Factionalism came to stalemate the renamed Workers (Communist) Party by the mid-to-late 1920s; revolutionary aspiration too often succumbed to promotions of personal authority; communist policy oscillated wildly."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974.
Socialists -- United States -- Biography.
Communists -- United States -- Biography.
Socialism -- United States -- History.
Communism -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780252031090 (cloth : alk. paper)
0252031091 (cloth : alk. paper)