We Called Each Other Comrade: Charles H. Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers [NOOK Book]

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Featuring a new foreword and comprehensive bibliography of all titles published by Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, this updated record chronicles the history of the most significant translator, publisher, and distributor of left-wing literature in the United States history. These pioneers of the publishing world fought battles in court and presented unpopular ideas so that great new literary, scientific, and historical thought could be expressed and propagated. The Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company was one ...
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We Called Each Other Comrade: Charles H. Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers

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Overview

Featuring a new foreword and comprehensive bibliography of all titles published by Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, this updated record chronicles the history of the most significant translator, publisher, and distributor of left-wing literature in the United States history. These pioneers of the publishing world fought battles in court and presented unpopular ideas so that great new literary, scientific, and historical thought could be expressed and propagated. The Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company was one of the forefathers of this type of publishing house, and this book demonstrates the great works they produced ties into many of the great aspects of social movements from the 20th century up through the present day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604865721
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition, Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 342
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Allen Ruff is a historian and author of Save Me, Julie Kogon. Paul Buhle is a retired senior lecturer of history and American civilization at Brown University, a distinguished lecturer at the Organization of American Historians and American Studies Association, the founder of Radical America magazine and founder and former director of the Oral History of the American Left archive at New York University. He is also the 2010 recipient of the Will Eisner Award for The Art of Harvey Kurtzman. They both live in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Paul Buhle ix

Bibliography of Kerr titles published since 1983 xiv

Acknowledgments xix

Introduction xxi

1 Early Years, Early Influences Charles H. Kerr 1

2 Kerr's Early Chicago Years 12

3 The Kerr Company's Beginnings 22

4 Unity Years 43

5 From Unitarian to Populist and Beyond 56

6 The First Socialist Phase, 1899-1908 82

7 The Move Leftward, 1908-11 111

8 The In-house Battle, 1911-13 138

9 The International Socialist Review, 1908-18 160

10 The War Years and After 176

Conclusion 201

Epilogue 205

Notes 211

Bibliography 287

Index 301

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