International Socialist Review. Vol. 4 No. 1. July 1, 1903.

International Socialist Review. Vol. 4 No. 1. July 1, 1903.

Contents: Economic Interpretation of History by May Wood Simons, The Economic Organization of Society by Achille Loria, The Remuneration of Labor in the Co-operative Commonwealth by Raphael Buck, Economic Aspects of Chattel Slavery in America by AM Simons, The Revolutionary Nature of the Socialist Movement by James T Van Rensselaer, The Problem of Rapid Transit in Cities by WA, The Kischiniff Massacres by the International Socialist Bureau V. Serwy, Secretary, The Reward of Labor, The World of Labor by Max Hayes, Socialism Abroad, Book Reviews, 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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