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The everything guide to understanding socialism : the political, social, and economic concepts behind this complex theory

Author: Pamela D Toler
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2011.
Series: Everything series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Socialism was one of the formative forces of the modern world, and its complex history stretches back nearly three centuries. This guide takes you through socialism's origins to its contemporary interpretations.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pamela D Toler
ISBN: 9781440512773 1440512779 9781440525490 1440525498
OCLC Number: 668196765
Description: xii, 291 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Socialism's beginnings --
The industrial revolution and the new proletariat --
The first socialist revolution --
The paradox of free market socialism --
Practical utopias --
The revolutions of 1848 --
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels --
The Paris Commune of 1871 --
Anarchism and socialism --
Social democracy --
Syndicalism --
The emergence of communist Russia --
British socialism takes a different path --
Socialism in America, part I : socialism of the working class --
Fascism and socialism --
Communism in China --
The creation of welfare socialism --
Socialism in developing nations --
Socialism in America, part II : the socialism of compassion --
Socialism in crisis --
Socialism after the collapse of the Soviet Union --
"It didn't happen here."
Series Title: Everything series.
Responsibility: Pamela D. Toler.

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