Socialist Cities: Municipal Politics and the Grass Roots of American Socialism by Richard W. Judd, Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Socialist Cities: Municipal Politics and the Grass Roots of American Socialism

Socialist Cities: Municipal Politics and the Grass Roots of American Socialism

by Richard W. Judd
     
 

Socialist Cities is a comparative treatment of grass-roots Socialist successes. It marks the first comprehensive look at the urban working-class base of the American Socialist movement in the early part of the century, and reveals the importance of municipal politics as an organizing strategy.

The author assesses the reactions of both workers and non-workers to

Overview

Socialist Cities is a comparative treatment of grass-roots Socialist successes. It marks the first comprehensive look at the urban working-class base of the American Socialist movement in the early part of the century, and reveals the importance of municipal politics as an organizing strategy.

The author assesses the reactions of both workers and non-workers to the party, and provides a fresh perspective on the perennial question of why socialism ‘failed’ in America. He demonstrates that the subtle and ongoing dialogue between the party’s own internal theoretical and tactical weaknesses and the broader class and structural obstacles against which it struggled, contributed to its failure.

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“It makes an important contribution to urban history and to the history of American radicalism.” — Michael Nash, Hagley Museum and Library
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A comparative treatment of grass-roots Socialist successes which looks at the urban working-class base of the American Socialist movement in the early part of the century and reveals the importance of municipal politics as an organizing strategy. Judd teaches history at U. of Maine. Paper edition, $18.95 (unseen). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791400807
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
07/01/1989
Series:
SUNY series in American Labor History Series
Pages:
254

Meet the Author

Richard W. Judd is Assistant Professor of History at the University of Maine, Orono.

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