Marxian Socialism in the United States

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Cornell University Press, 1996 - Political Science - 222 pages
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First published in 1952, this work is widely considered a classic account of the American Left. In his introduction to this Cornell paperback edition, Michael Kazin reevaluates the book, viewing it in the context of subsequent work on the subject and of the recent history of the Left itself.
 

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Contents

The Dream and the Reality
3
The Mirage of Utopia
16
1886The First Divide
21
Purist and Pureandsimple
30
Fission Fusion and Faction
45
The Golden Age of American Socialism
55
The Inner World of American Socialism
81
The Decline and Fall of American Socialism
90
TheCaligari World of Underground Communism
122
The Playboys of the Western World
134
In Dubious Battles
157
The Days of Sere and Yellow Leaf
182
The Wrong QuestionThe Right Answer
195
Bibliographical Essay
205
Index
213
Copyright

The Melancholy Intermezzo
117

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About the author (1996)

Daniel Bell is Scholar in Residence at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Harvard University.

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