The L.I.D. were responsible for many of the earliest texts of social environmentalism in the US workers movement.
The Social Management of American Forests by Robert Marshall. Published by the League for Industrial Democracy, New York. 1930.
Contents: Introduction, A Unique Natural Resource, Private Management of Forest Resources, Obstacle to Private Forestry Practices, Public Management of Forest Resources, Public Regulation – The Immediate Step, Summary, Resources. 46 pages.
The League for Industrial Democracy (LID) was the successor to the Intercollegiate Socialist Society. Founded in 1921 to provide ‘Education for a New Social Order Based on Production for Public Use and Not for Private Profit’ many of its activists were around the Socialist Party. In 1922 ‘Socialist Review’ developed into ‘Labor Age’ and Norman Thomas became director. Some of its leading members would go on to form the Conference for Progressive Labor Action in 1929 led by AJ Muste. The LID produced a number of important pamphlets and studies through their Labor Publication Society and throughout much of the 1930s served as the base for the ‘Militant’ faction of the SP.
Access to original pamphlet: https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89049108137