Letters from Prison: A Revolutionary Party Prepares for Post-WWII Labor Battles

Letters from Prison: A Revolutionary Party Prepares for Post-WWII Labor Battles

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by James P. Cannon
     
 

Prison correspondence of a revolutionary leader jailed during World War II. Discusses how to educate and organize a communist movement able to stand up to wartime repression and prepare for the big labor battles that were emerging during the closing years of the war.

Introduction by Jack Barnes, photos, index. Now with enlarged type.

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Prison correspondence of a revolutionary leader jailed during World War II. Discusses how to educate and organize a communist movement able to stand up to wartime repression and prepare for the big labor battles that were emerging during the closing years of the war.

Introduction by Jack Barnes, photos, index. Now with enlarged type.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873483070
Publisher:
Pathfinder Press GA
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Pages:
362
Product dimensions:
5.28(w) x 8.28(h) x 0.97(d)

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Letters from Prison: A Revolutionary Party Prepares for Post-WWII Labor Battles 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
James P. Cannon was a rebel leader. ¿Letters from Prison¿ is a compilation of letters he wrote while imprisoned in 1944-45 for his opposition to the imperialist war. This book is the prison journal of a central leader the Socialist Workers Party, and it captures his thoughts about how that cadre of revolutionary workers should be taking advantage of opportunities to build the revolutionary socialist movement. This book contains valuable lessons for today¿s rebel youth and working people fed up with imperialist war, continued racial discrimination, and the greed of capitalist exploitation. Growing layers of working people want to put an end to this madness ¿ but how? ¿Letters from Prison¿ offers guidance on the kind of organization needed to lead the revolutionary transformation of our society. It explains what kind of men and women are needed to lead this revolution, and it, therefore, is a must-read handbook for revolutionary-minded activists today.
Guest More than 1 year ago
James P. Cannon was the leader of the Socialist Workers Party when he and twelve others, leaders of the SWP and fighting union leaders from the Teamsters in Minnesota were railroaded to jail under the Smith act for refusing to give up fighting for workers and against racism during World War II. This isn't a book about being in jail. Instead, it is a book about continuing to fight. Inside prison, Cannon and the others educated themselves about Marxism, discussed plans to explain the workers movement when they got out of prison, surveyed the changes in the world that World War II brought, and fought the pessimism that the war, Stalinism, and imprisonment had brought to some of them. Cannon, as always, is humorous, insightful, and just plain wise.