An excellent resource of real value to students of our movement. Produced by Alexander Thrachtenberg, this pamphlet contains the official Socialist Party positions taken from the August, 1914 outbreak of World War One until June, 1917’s direct U.S. involvement in the war.
American Socialists and the War: A Documentary History of the Attitude of the Socialist Party Toward War and Militarism Since the Outbreak of the Great War. Edited by Alexander Trachtenberg. Rand School of Social Science, New York. 1917.
Contents: Preface by Alexander Trachtenberg, Introduction by Morris Hillquit, August 1914, September 1914, December 1914, May 1915, May 1915, June 1915, May 1915, December 1915, March 1916, June 1916, April 1916, Campaign Platform 1916, January 1917, February 1917, February 1917, March 1917, April 1917, June 1917, Appendix. 48 pages.
Rand School of Social Science was founded in 1906 by supporters of the Socialist Party of America in New York City. A worker educations school, in addition to classes a publishing house, research institute, as well as camps and retreats were developed. The school came under the Social Democratic Federation after the split in the Socialist Party in 1936 and changed its name to the “Tamiment Institute and Library” with Its collection forming the basis the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Archives at New York University.
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