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Socialism and print culture in America, 1897-1920

Author: Jason D Martinek
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2012.
Series: History of the book (London, England), no. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For socialists at the turn of the last century, reading was a radical act. This interdisciplinary study looks at how American socialists used literacy in the struggle against capitalism.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason D Martinek
ISBN: 9781848933347 1848933347 9781848933354 1848933355
OCLC Number: 793689898
Description: xi, 202 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Workers of the world, read!" --
"The workingman's bible" and the making of American socialism --
Charles H. Kerr & Company and the Americanization of Marxian socialism --
Activist readers and American socialists' print culture of dissent --
How the Socialist Party created a print culture of dissent without a party-owned press --
Information management and the Socialist Party's Information Department and Research Bureau --
Annotations on the failure of socialism in America --
Conclusion : What a book cannot do.
Series Title: History of the book (London, England), no. 11.
Responsibility: by Jason D. Martinek.
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'Martinek has provided an important book that clearly illustrates the centrality of print media in building the SPA and shaping public discourse.' The Journal of American History

 
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