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Author Bengston, Henry

Title On the left in America : memoirs of the Scandinavian-American labor movement / by Henry Bengston ; translated by Kermit B. Westerberg ; edited and with an introduction by Michael Brook
Published Carbondale, Ill. ; Edwardsville : Southern Illinois University Press, 1999


Description 1 online resource (xv, 237 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Series North American immigrant letters, diaries and oral histories
Contents Landing in Canada -- A Look at the American Socialist Movement -- An Idealist's Uphill Struggle -- The Feelings of an Immigrant -- In the Land of Uncle Sam -- The Socialist Party: A New Party and New Leaders -- The Industrial Workers of the World -- The Swedes and the Socialist Labor Party -- The Socialist Labor Party's Swedish Mouthpiece -- Scandinavians in the Socialist Party of America -- The Scandinavian Socialist Federation -- A Brush with King Alcohol -- Svenska Socialisten Moves to Chicago -- Svenska Socialisten Grows in Size and Influence -- Skirmishes to the Left and Right -- A New Newspaper and New Difficulties -- In the Company of Labor Agitators and Itinerant Speakers -- Joe Hill -- On the Eve of World War I -- The Scandinavian Socialist Federation and World War I -- Peace Work under Ban -- A Fateful Peace Demonstration -- The Storm Clouds Gather -- Power Behind the Peace Drive -- The Radical Movements on Trial -- The Debs Trial -- The Liberals and the Debs Decision -- A Party Newspaper's Problems -- Bolshevism Wins Territory -- Party Schism and the Red Raids -- Party Convention and a Change of Course -- The Demise of the Debs Campaign -- Under the Russian Colors -- Herman Hallstrom: From Immigrant to Mayor in Thirteen Years -- Oscar W. Larson in the Mormon Capital -- The Demise of the Scandinavian-American Labor Movement -- The Swedish Educational League -- In a Radical Poetic Vein -- Two Knights of Labor -- Distinctive Features of Political and Trade Union Life -- Inseparable Ties -- An All-Swedish Trade Union
Notes "Published in cooperation with the Swedish-American Historical Society."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 218-224) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Bengston, Henry
Bengston, Henry
Socialism -- United States -- 20th century
Labor movement -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Swedish Americans -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Journalism, Socialist -- United States -- History -- 20th century
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
Journalism, Socialist
Labor movement
Swedish Americans
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Swedish-American Historical Society (1983- )
ISBN 0585333262
Other Titles Skandinaver på vänsterflygeln i USA. English