International Socialist Review. Vol. 4 No. 7. December, 1915.

International Socialist Review. Vol. 4 No. 7. December, 1915.

Contents: Joe Hill by Ralph Chaplin, Scissor Bill by Joe Hill, Murder Most Foul by Jim Larkin, Under the Stars and Stripes by Leslie Marcy, Spot-knocking by R.B. Tobias, After the War What? by Henry I. Slobodin, Threshing Wheat by Nils H. Hanson, Industrial Revolution by J. A. Macdonald, A Billion Dollar Bulwark by E.R. Brumbaugh, Sulphur and Brimstone by Harrison George, Railroad Men’s Prosperity by A Railroad Man, Stories of the Cave People by Mary E Marcy, He’s Gone to the War by Bernard Gilbert, Savage Survivals by Prof. J. Howard Moore, The Truth About New Zealand by H. Scott Bennet, Editorial: Fighting Instincts, International Notes, News and Views, Publishers Department.

The International Socialist Review (ISR) was published monthly in Chicago from 1900 until 1918 by Charles H. Kerr and critically loyal to the Socialist Party of America. It is one of the essential publications in U.S. left history. During the editorship of A.M. Simons it was largely theoretical and moderate. In 1908, Charles H. Kerr took over as editor with strong influence from Mary E Marcy. The magazine became the foremost proponent of the SP’s left wing growing to tens of thousands of subscribers. It remained revolutionary in outlook and anti-militarist during World War One. It liberally used photographs and images, with news, theory, arts and organizing in its pages. It articles, reports and essays are an invaluable record of the U.S. class struggle and the development of Marxism in the decades before the Soviet experience. It was closed down in government repression in 1918.

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