The Revolutionary Age. Vol. 2 No. 3. July 19, 1919.

The Revolutionary Age. Vol. 2 No. 3. July 19, 1919.

Contents: Editorials: Union Bureaucracy; July 14-November 7; The Small Nations; Now to Work; Political Mass Strikes; The Party Fight, Here and There, Bolshevikjabs, The One Big Union in Canada by Ben Legere, “Criminal Syndicalism”, The N.E.C. Mobilizing Slanders, All Power to the Left Wing! by Louis C. Fraina, The Bolshevik Sweep, Soviet Hungary and the Allies, The Communist Party by N. Bucharin, The Conquest of Capitalism by O.W. Okansen, The Allies in Siberia, The Prison that is Society by Martha H. Foley, Correspondence from I.E. Ferguson, Left Wing News, Greater New York News.

The Revolutionary Age was one of the essential publications in the history of the U.S. left. A weekly first for the Socialist Party’s Boston Local begun in November, 1918 to chronicle the unfolding post-war European revolutions. Under the editorship of early U.S. Communist Louis C. Fraina, and writers like Scott Nearing and John Reed, the paper became the national organ of the SP’s Left Wing Section, embracing the Bolshevik Revolution and a new International. In June 1919, the paper moved to New York City and became the most important publication of the developing communist movement. In August, 1919, it changed its name to ‘The Communist’ (one of a dozen or more so-named papers at the time) as a paper of the newly formed Communist Party of America and ran until 1921. There have been a number of papers named ‘Revolutionary Age,’ the other most important being Jay Lovestone’s, which took them name directly from this paper.

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