The Proletarian. Vol. 2 No. 2. June, 1919.

The Proletarian. Vol. 2 No. 2. June, 1919.

Contents: Spartacan Sparks by Dennis E. Batt:, All in the Name of Liberty by John Keracher, Peacing Out the Pieces by John Davis, Don’t Be a Wooden Indian! by Oakley C. Johnson, Babushka by John Keracher, International Notes (Russia, France, USA, Yugoslavia), Left Wing Socialists Capture Party in Chicago by John O’London, Revolutionary Political Action: The Road to Socialism, Art Under the Bolsheviks by Oakley C. Johnson, New Basis for Ethics, Long Live Our Celebrated Socialist Unity.

The monthly organ of the Proletarian Party of America, The Proletarian originally served a left wing faction in the Socialist Party of Michigan led by John Keracher, and was printed in Detroit and Chicago from May, 1918 until July, 1931. The Proletarian Party then published Proletarian News, from 1932 until 1960. Part of the early Communist movement, the Proletarian University and the Proletarian refused to join with others in going underground after the Palmer Raids, though it eschewed electoral politics. The Proletarian Party attempted to gain admittance to the Third International to no avail. The Party eventually took over the left wing publishing house Charles H. Kerr & Co.

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