The New York Communist. Vol. 1 No. 2. April 26, 1919.

The New York Communist. Vol. 1 No. 2. April 26, 1919.

Contents: The Left Wing and revolution by Louis C. Fraina, Editorials, Welcome Home Soldier Workers!, The Plan That Went Awry [Socialist Party Conflict], Saved by the Bourgeoisie [Berne] by A. Nyemanoff, Left Wing Notes, A Window on the World, International Notes, The Pink Terror in the New York City Socialist Party.

The New York Communist began in April, 1919 as John Reed’s pioneering Communist paper published weekly by the city’s Left Wing Sections of the Socialist Party as different tendencies fought for position in the attempt to create a new, unified Communist Party. The paper began in a split in the Louis Fraina published Revolutionary Age. Edited by John Reed, with Eadmomn MacAlpine, Bertram Wolfe, Maximilian Cohen, until Reed resigned and left for Russia when Ben Gitlow took over. In June, 1921 it merged with Louis Fraina’s The Revolutionary Age after the expulsion of the Left Wing from the Socialist Party to form The Communist (one of many papers of the time with that name).

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