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Author Laidler, Harry W. (Harry Wellington), 1884-1970.

Title History of socialism : a comparative survey of socialism, communism, trade unionism, cooperation, utopianism, and other systems of reform and reconstruction / Harry W. Laidler
Edition Updated and expanded edition
Published New York : Thomas Y. Crowell, [1968]


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Description xx, 970 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Series Apollo editions
Apollo editions.
Contents PART ONE: UTOPIANISM AND ITS PRECURSERS: The social prophets -- Plato's Republic -- From Plato to Sir Thomas More -- More's Utopia -- Bacon's New Atlantis -- German and Italian Utopians -- Social thought through the Seventeenth Century -- The French Utopians -- Forerunners of Robert Owen -- Robert Owen -- Utopianism in America -- The significance of Utopianism: modern Utopian writers -- PART TWO: MARXISM: Beginnings of Marxism -- The Communist Manifesto and the Revolutions of 1848 -- Marx's career after 1848 -- Theoretical foundations of Marxism -- PART THREE: OTHER SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT (1880-1914): Forerunners of the Fabians -- Fabianism -- Beginnings of German social democracy -- Eduard Bernstein and Revisionism -- Marxists' reply to Revisionists -- Frency Syndicalism -- Guild Socialism -- PART FOUR: COMMUNISM: Russia to the Bolshevik Revolution -- Principles and tactics of Communism -- Soviet Russia through the five-year plans -- The1936 Soviet Constitution: Communist Party controls -- Soviet economic and socialist institutions and policies -- Criticisms of early Communist principles and tactics -- Changes in Communist tactics: their significance -- PART FIVE: SOCIALIST MOVEMENTS IN VARIOUS LANDS: Labor and Socialism in Great Britain and Western Europe -- Socialism in Central Europe -- The Socialist movement in Northern Europe -- Labor's struggle against dictatorships in Italy and Spain -- Labor and Socialism in Australasia -- Socialism in South Africa and Asia -- Socialism in the United States and Canada -- Labor and Socialist thought in Latin America -- PART SIX: RECENT SOCIALIST THOUGHT: Socialist thought after the First World War -- Recent programs for Reconstruction and a Socialized society -- PART SEVEN: CONSUMER CO-OPERATION AND MISCELLANEOUS MOVEMENTS: The Co-operative Movement -- Social aspects of a Consumers' Co-operatives -- Variants of Socialism -- PART EIGHT: CONTRIBUTIONS OF VARIOUS SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC MOVEMENTS: Internationals: Socialist, Labor, and Communist -- Post-World War II: European Socialist developments -- Post-World War II Socialist developments in Non-European areas -- Consumers' Cooperatives: Post-World War II developments -- Recent Socialist thought -- General summary
Utopianism and its precursors -- Marxism -- Other schools of thought (1880-1914) -- Communism -- Socialist movements in various lands -- Recent socialist thought -- Consumer co-operation and miscellaneous movements -- Contributions of various social and economic movements
Summary Originally published in 1944, this title introduces the reader to the main developments, the key issues, and the basic ideas for which socialists have struggled in society and over which they have struggled among themselves
Notes 1944 and 1949 ed. published under title:Social-economic movements
Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 877-941
Subject Communism -- History.
Socialism -- History.
Genre/Form Utopian fiction.
LC no. 67029698