The Comrade. Vol. 2 No.10. July, 1903.

Of particular interest in this issue is John Spargo’s look at Keir Hardie.

The Comrade. Vol. 2 No.10. July, 1903.

Contents: Love and Labor by Ernest Crosby, How I Became a Socialist by Jos. Wanhope, The Influence of Emerson and Thoreau by Leonard D. Abbott, The Serpent in the Rosebush by Paul Shivell, Editorials, ‘Keir’ by J. Spargo, A Question from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children by William Thurston Brown, Views and Reviews, Civilization in Chicago by Ernest Unterman, To Our Readers, Books.

The Comrade began in 1901 with the launch of the Socialist Party, and was published monthly until 1905 in New York City. Edited by John Spargo, Otto Wegener, and Algernon Lee amongst others. Along with Socialist politics, it featured radical art and literature. Adorned with photos, portraits, art, and images, The Comrade was known for publishing Utopian Socialist literature and included a serialization of ‘News from Nowhere’ by William Morris along work from with Heinrich Heine, Thomas Nast, Ella Wheeler Wilcox, Edward Markham, Jack London, Maxim Gorky, Clarence Darrow, Upton Sinclair, Eugene Debs, and Mother Jones. It would be edited by Algie Simons and absorbed into the International Socialist Review in 1905.

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