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Author Palmer, Bryan D.

Title James P. Cannon and the origins of the American revolutionary left, 1890-1928 / Bryan D. Palmer
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 542 pages, 6 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series The working class in American history
Working class in American history.
Contents Introduction: The communist can(n)on -- Rosedale roots: facts and fictions -- Youth's discoveries -- Hobo rebel/homeguard -- Red dawn -- Underground -- Geese in flight -- Pepper spray -- Stalinist suspensions -- Labor defender -- Living with Lovestone -- Expulsion -- Conclusion: James P. Cannon, the United States revolutionary movement, and the end of an age of innocence
Summary Bryan D. Palmer's award-winning study of James P. Cannon's early years (1890-1928) details how the life of a Wobbly hobo agitator gave way to leadership in the emerging communist underground of the 1919 era. Written with panache, Palmer's richly detailed book situates American communism's formative decade of the 1920s in the dynamics of a specific political and economic context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-526) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cannon, James Patrick, 1890-1974.
Communism -- United States -- History.
Communists -- United States -- Biography.
Socialism -- United States.
Socialists -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0252092082 (electronic bk.)
9780252092084 (electronic bk.)