International Socialist Review. Vol. 16 No. 7. January 1, 1916.

International Socialist Review. Vol. 16 No. 7. January 1, 1916.

Contents: Bunk Mills Open in Washington, Railroad General Strike, Do Internationalists Want a Split? by Alexandra Kollontay, Joe Hill’s Funeral by Ralph Chaplin, The Rights of Small Nations by John Reed, The One Thing Sacred, The Fruit Belt and Chicago’s Ghetto by Palmer Hoke Wright, The Lumber Jack by Arthur Boose, The Decay of the Craft and Its Union by A. Mack, Outcasts by Eleanor Wentworth, Fighting for Peace by S.J. Rutgers, Tenant Farming in the United States by W. W. Pannell, Stories of the Cave People by Mary E. Marcy, Socialism and Preparedness by Henry L. Slobodin, An International Boycott by Frances Andrews, Editorial: The Fighting “Instinct”, International Notes, News and Views.

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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