The Evolutionist. Vol. 1 No. 5. November, 1909.

The Evolutionist. Vol. 1 No. 5. November, 1909.

Contents: Review of Engels’ ‘Anti-Duehring’ by Arthur Lewis, Lewis-White Debate, Garrick Theatre, Chicago, October 3, 1909 Question: Will Socialism Meet with Triumph or Disaster?, Roll of Honor for Working Class Education, Garrick Theatre News.

The Evolutionist was a vehicle for Marxist lecturer on natural and social sciences Arthur M. Lewis. It ran for only nine issues between 1909-10 and hosted Lewis’ debates from his ‘Workers’ University’ as well as book reviews, articles on science, and news from the Garrick Theater and Workers University. Self-taught iron molder Arthur Morrow Lewis became one of the foremost popularizers of evolution, socialism, and science during his too short life. One of his most popular works, ‘Evolution Social and Organic’ went through ten editions in six years. Morrow led the Workers University in Chicago and regularly taught classes, mostly on natural science and its relationship to materialism, at the Garrick Theater. Morrow is emblematic of the ‘positivist’ scientific and socialist thinking of the time. His partner was the first woman elected to the Socialist Party’s National Executive, Lena Morrow Lewis.

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