The International Socialist Review. Vol. 14 No. 11. May, 1914.

The International Socialist Review. Vol. 14 No. 11. May, 1914.

Contents: Twenty-five Years of Eight-Hour Propaganda by Hubert Langerock, How the Capitalists Solve the Problem of the Unemployed by Mary E. Marcy, The March of the Hungry Men by Reginald Wright Kauffman, May Day 1914 by Frank Bohn, Osaka Japan’s Price for Capitalism by G.L. Harding, My Red Pennant by Clara R. Cushman, The Army of the Revolution by Jack London, Constantin Meunier Sculptor of Labor by Phillips Russell, In the Oil Fields by George Fenton, Class Unionism by B.H. Williams, Letters of a Soldier to His Dad by Tom McConnell, Hemp Growing and Rope Making in the Philippines by Marion Wright, Study Course in Scientific Socialism by J.E. Sinclair, Oratory by John P. Altgeld, The Imperator, The Bad Girl by H. Lencou, Class Struggle News, From a Cotton Picker by Oran Burk, Carrying Coal by Pipe Line by Jack Morton, The Ignorant Masses by Ted Robinson, DEPARTMENTS: Editorial: Through State Capitalism to Socialism, International Notes, News and Views.

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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