If I had a hammer--: the death of the old left and the birth of the new left

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Basic Books, 1987 - Education - 259 pages
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Review: If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left

User Review  - Aaron Finestone - Goodreads

Boring. The only good chapter is about the 1856 to 1958 breakup of the CPUSA, a sequel to Izserman's Which Side Were You On. The rest of the book is a loser. Read full review

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User Review  - Kieran - Goodreads

Incredible account of the fall of the old left and the birth of the new left as chronicled by the rise of three distinct tendencies which bridged the divide: the Shachtmanites entry into the SP-SDF ... Read full review

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Contents

The Collapse of the Communist Party
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Max Shachtman A Sectarians Progress
35
Dissent Journal of Tired Heroism
77
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About the author (1987)

Maurice Isserman is James L. Ferguson Professor of History, Hamilton College. He lives in Clinton, NY. Stewart Weaver is professor of history, University of Rochester. He lives in Rochester, NY. Both authors are enthusiastic hikers and mountain climbers.