The Origins of American Marxism: From the Transcendentalists to De Leon

By: Herreshoff, David

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Originally published by Wayne State University in 1967. Glossy wraps, 13.3 by 20.9 cm, 215 pp. Wraps have yellowing, light edge wear, and a little curling; the front cover has a light lengthwise crease. The interior is clean and bright with no writing or other marks (but lots of Marx). From the back cover: “This book illuminates a fascinating but relatively unknown chapter in American history, the birth of American Marxism. Against the background of the Transcendentalists, the abolitionists, the feminists, and other homegrown radicals, the author traces the efforts of the German revolutionary exiles Joseph Weydemeyer and Friedrich Sorge to introduce the ideas of Marxism. The story concludes with the emergence of Daniel de Leon and the Socialist Labor Party, detailing his conversion to Marxism and the evolution of his party’s distinctive policies. A final chapter considers the subsequent effect of these early years on the Socialist Party of Eugene V. Debs and the American Communist movement.”

Title: The Origins of American Marxism: From the Transcendentalists to De Leon

Author Name: Herreshoff, David

Categories: Radical Politics,

Publisher: New York, Monad Press/Pathfinder Press: 1973

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2712