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It didn't happen here : why socialism failed in the United States

Author: Seymour Martin Lipset; Gary Marks
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2001, ©2000.
Series: Norton paperback
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the failure of the socialist movement in the United States using comparisons between the United States and other industrialized nations to explain why American values, political structure, union divisions, and other key factors prevented the spread of socialism.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seymour Martin Lipset; Gary Marks
ISBN: 0393322548 9780393322545
OCLC Number: 795757874
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: 2000.
Description: 379 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: An exceptional nation --
The American party system --
The split between unions and the Socialist Party --
Immigrants and socialism: double-edged effects --
Sectarians vs. reformists: were socialists undermined by their own strategy? --
Socialist sectarianism and communist opportunism in the thirties --
Political repression and socialism --
The end of political exceptionalism.
Series Title: Norton paperback
Other Titles: It did not happen here
Why socialism failed in the United States
Responsibility: Seymour Martin Lipset and Gary Marks.

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