The Liberator. Vol. 4 No. 12. December, 1921.

Don’t miss Claude McKay’s ‘A Negro Extravaganza’ and ‘Four Sonnets,’ ‘The House of the Dead,’ a memory of the Revolution by Albert Rhys Williams, along with the usual fine literary and arts contributors.

The Liberator. Vol. 4 No. 12. December, 1921.

Contents: Cover by Adolph Dehn, Editorials: The Importance of Being Unknown, Facts, Using Ideals, The Capitalist International, A Response by Max Eastman, Fort Leavenworth by Roderick Seidenberg, To critics of “An Opinion on Tactics” by Max Eastman, Four Sonnets by Claude McKay, To My Little Son by Ralph Chaplin, The Yellow Quilt by H.E. Fraenkel, Hope for America by Michael Gold, The House of the Dead by Albert Rhys Williams, Crowds by Hazel Hall, A Negro Extravaganza by Claude McKay, Detestimonials by Howard Brubaker, POEMS: Negligee by Robert Snedigar, They by Anne Herendeen, With Child by Genevieve Taggard, A Sonnet for Poets by Joseph Freeman, Ancestry by Bernice Lesbia Kenyon, River Song for a Red Deer by Bernard Raymund, The Snow Again by Alan Breese, BOOK REVIEWS BY Floyd Dell, ART BY Adolph Dehn, Hugo Gellert, Maurice Becker, L.E. Sheppard, Boardman Robinson, William Gropper, Lydia Gibson.

The Liberator was published monthly from 1918, first established by Max Eastman and his sister Crystal Eastman continuing The Masses, was shut down by the US Government during World War One. Like The Masses, The Liberator contained some of the best radical journalism of its, or any, day. It combined political coverage with the arts and a commitment to revolutionary politics. Increasingly, The Liberator oriented to the Communist movement and by late 1922 was a de facto publication of the Party. In 1924, The Liberator merged with Labor Herald and Soviet Russia Pictorial into Workers Monthly.

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