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The American left in the twentieth century

Author: John P Diggins; John Morton Blum
Publisher: New York, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [1973]
Series: Harbrace history of the United States.
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Diggins, John P.
American left in the twentieth century.
New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, [1973]
(OCoLC)647172472
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John P Diggins; John Morton Blum
ISBN: 015502308X 9780155023086
OCLC Number: 617071
Description: xii, 210 pages illustrations 21 cm.
Contents: I. Theory : The problem of definition : Popular characteristics of the left : Advocacy of change ; Political ideals ; Advocacy of economic democracy ; Tradition of dissent ; Rationalism and ideology. Historical roles : The left as opposition ; The left as negation ; The left as a generational experience ; The left as an ally of the working class --The new intellectuals : The left intellectual : Conflict with Marxian socialists ; Walling, Lippmann, and Eastman. The historical consciousness of the left : The role of Dewey and James ; The task of mind --
Strangers in the land: the proletariat and Marxism : Farmers and industrial workers ; The utopian tradition ; The Marxist background ; Three leaders in American socialism : Debs ; DeLeon ; Haywood --
II. History : The lyrical left : Early raptures : Politics and art ; Diversity of appeal ; The new review and the new masses. Challenges and conflict : War and the state ; Bolshevism: the triumph ; Bolshevism: the disenchantment. The odysseys of Reed and Eastman: two patterns of disillusionment : Reed ; Eastman --
The old left : The depression and communism ; The popular front ; The critique of Marxism: legacy of the old left ; Sociology: from Marx to Tocqueville ; Economics: from Marx to Keynes ; Political science: from Marx to Madison ; Theology: from Marx to Locke ; Literature: from Marx to Melville ; American history: from Marx to Locke ; Philosophy: from Marx to James. Pessimism and relevance: the gulf between --
The new left : From alienation to activism : Antecedent lefts: differences and similarities. From Port Huron to Peking : The civil rights movement ; Students for democratic society ; Progressive labor party ; Offshoots of the old ; Black militants. Decline with influence : The agency of change ; The Vietnam war ; Repression ; Factionalism and suicidal extremism. The "new consciousness" and Herbert Marcuse.
Series Title: Harbrace history of the United States.
Responsibility: [by] John P. Diggins. Under the general editorship of John Morton Blum.

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