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Bryan D. Palmer, James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928 (Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press 2007) IN HIS WIDE-RANGING PORTRAIT of American life published in 1938, the left-liberal writer Louis Adamic recounted the tale of his research trip to the small Pennsylvania mining town of Shamokin while on assignment for The Nation magazine. In 1932, he learned, the Communist Party had dispatched its cadre to the state's anthracite region to organize the unemployed. The leftist missionaries from New York and Philadelphia insisted that revolution in the United States was "imminent." As good communists, they supported the "immediate and complete overthrow of capitalism," championed "the proletariat and the dictatorship thereof," viewed Soviet Russia as the "sole immediate ... [source] of all hope for humankind," and "recognized 'revolution' in every strike threat and in every grumble against a wage cut." If "one could judge by their talk and publications," Adamic learned from locals, "they hated nearly everything in the United States." (1)

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2009
March 22
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
31
Pages
PUBLISHER
Canadian Committee on Labour History
SELLER
The Gale Group, Inc., a Delaware corporation and an affiliate of Cengage Learning, Inc.
SIZE
113
KB

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