‘New York Workers’ School Readies 51 Courses’ from The Daily Worker. Vol. 4 No. 9. January 24, 1927.
The New York Workers School today announced 51 new courses to begin in the months of February and March, for the Spring Term of 1927. This announcement comes after the completion of the most successful term in the history of the rapidly growing Workers School. Last term, some 50 odd courses were offered and over 1,200 students registered for one or more of these. Between 80 and 90 percent of this registration were members of New York trade unions.
The Workers School thus becomes an integral part of the New York) Labor Movement and in fact has not only participated in the educational work of the New York Labor Movement but also in all of its recent strikes to which speakers and lecturers were furnished by the School. It is by far the largest institution engaged in Workers’ Education in the entire United States.
The new bulletin, now ready for distribution, announces courses by: SCOTT NEARING, ROBERT W. DUNN, HARVEY O’CONNOR, ARTHUR W. CALHOUN. THERESA WOLFSON, BENJAMIN GITLOW, WILLIAM H. WEINSTONE, ALEX. ANDER TRACHTENBERG, BERTRAM D. WOLFE and many others.
Scott Nearing offers two short courses on Saturday afternoon in February and March, one dealing with the DECLINE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE and the other with the condition of POST WAR EUROPE. ROBERT W. DUNN is giving a short course in the month of March entitled: “AMERICAN FOREIGN INVESTMENTS” and dealing with the problem of American Imperialism. Harvey O’Connor offers a course in ADVANCED LABOR JOURNALISM as a follow-up for his course in Labor Journalism during the past term.
A noteworthy feature of the new term is the course in PROBLEMS OF THE NEEDLE TRADES with Benjamin Gitlow as instructor. The demand for courses on American History and problems facing the American Labor Movement is met by a series of courses including the HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES—James Cork; AMERICAN ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL HISTORY—D. BENJAMIN; PROBLEMS OF AMERICAN MARXISM I—BERTRAM D. WOLFE; and of a related nature is JOSEPH BRODSKY’S course in CIVICS and AMERICAN GOVERNMENT.
As special courses offered trade unionists, in addition to Gitlow’s Problems of the Needle Trades, are offered THEORY and PRACTICE OF TRADE UNIONISM—JOHN J. BALLAM; Labor Journalism; ELEMENTARY AND ADVANCED MARXIAN ECONOMICS with RAY RAGOZIN and H. M. WICKS as instructors; AMERICAN LABOR PROBLEMS, a Symposium Course, and many others. Problems of the Communist Movement are taken up in a course by that name, offered by Willian W. Weinstone, and in a course in COMMUNIST PARTY ORGANIZATION with JACK STACHEL as the instructor.
A full catalog of courses can be secured by writing to Bertram D. Wolfe, Director of the Workers School, 108 East 14th St., New York City.
The Daily Worker began in 1924 and was published in New York City by the Communist Party US and its predecessor organizations. Among the most long-lasting and important left publications in US history, it had a circulation of 35,000 at its peak. The Daily Worker came from The Ohio Socialist, published by the Left Wing-dominated Socialist Party of Ohio in Cleveland from 1917 to November 1919, when it became became The Toiler, paper of the Communist Labor Party. In December 1921 the above-ground Workers Party of America merged the Toiler with the paper Workers Council to found The Worker, which became The Daily Worker beginning January 13, 1924.
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