The International Socialist Review. Vol. 3 No. 10. April, 1903.

The International Socialist Review. Vol. 3 No. 10. April, 1903.

Contents: The Taft Vale Decision and Incorporation of Trades Unions by Marxist, The Economics of Socialism and the Economics of Capitalism by Charles C. Hitchcock, The Great Strike on the Railroads of Holland by Herman Gorter, Some Reflections on the French Revolution by Clarence Arthur Royse, The Belgian Municipal Committee by Emile Vinck, The Forges of the Nations by Lorenzo Sosso, The Proletaire and the Trusts by Fed’k Irons Bamford, The Social Effects of the Eight-Hour Day by A. Hirchfield, M.D., To Socialism by Edw. Arnold Brenholtzm Editorial: The United Mine Workers’ Victory, World of Labor by Max S. Hayes, Book Reviews, Socialism Abroad.

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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