12/28/95 See also Biog under Debs


The American radical press, 1880-1960. Edited with an introd. byJoseph R. Conlin( Westport, Conn., Greenwood Press [1974](S McCabe HX1 .A49 v. 1 ]

Danky, James P. and Elliott Shore, eds. Alternative materials in libraries (Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1982)[ McCabe Z716.6 .A44


Holt, James, "The Trades Unions and Socialism in the United States, J. American Studies 7 (1973).

Leon, D. H., "Whatever Happened to the American Socialist Party, American Quarterly 23 (May 1971).

Miller, Sally, "Socialist Party Decline and WWi: Bibliography and Interpretation, " Science and Society 34 (w. 1970)

Strong, Bryan, "Historians and American Socialism 1900-20," Science and Society 34 (1970): 387-


General Studies:1880-1920

Barrett, James R., 1950- , Americanization from the bottom up: immigration and the remaking of the working class in the United States, 1880-1930," The Journal of American History v. 79 (Dec. '92) p. 996-1020

Bell, D. "Marxism and Socialism in the United States," in Socialism and American Life , ed. S. Persons

Cantor, Milton., The divided left : American radicalism, 1900-1975 (New York : Hill and Wang, c1978),[ S McCabe HN90.R3 C36 1978 ]

Critchlow, Donald T., ed. Socialism in the heartland : the midwestern experience, 1900-1925( Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press) [S McCabe JK2391.S6 S58 1986]

Draper, Theodore, The roots of American communism.(New York, Viking Press, 1957) [ S McCabe ClSt HX83 .D7 c.2

Green, James R. Grassroots Socialism (1978) [JK2391.S6.G73]

Herreshoff, David Sprague., American disciples of Marx: from the age of Jackson to the progressive era. (Detroit, Wayne State University Press, 1967).[ S McCabe HX83 .H39.

Johnson, Oakley C., Marxism in United States history before the Russian Revolution1876-1917)(New York, Published for A.I.M.S. by Humanities Press, 1974)[S McCabe HX83 .J64 ]

Kipnis, I.A. , The American Socialist Movement 1897-1912 (1952)

Olssen, Erik.," The case of the Socialist Party that failed, or reflections on an American dream. Labor History v. 29 (Fall '88) p. 416-49

Quint, Howard, Forging American Socialism

Shannon, David A., Socialist Party in America [JK2391.S655.1955]

Sorin, Gerald, The prophetic minority : American Jewish immigrant radicals, 18801920 (Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1985) [B Canaday E184.J5 S66 1985]

Weinstein, James , Decline of American Socialism 1912-25 (1967) [HX83.W4]



Dubofsky, Melvyn, , "Big Bill" Haywood (New York : St. Martin's Press, 1987) [H Magill HD6509.H3 D82 1987 ]

Haywood, Big Bill, Bill Haywood's book : the autobiography of William D. Haywood. (New York : International Publishers, c1929 (1958 printing)) McCabe HD8073.H3 A32 1958

Preston, William, Aliens and dissenters; Federal suppression of radicals, (Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 1963) [S McCabe E743.5 .P7

(11/1: more to come. See Tripod word search)

Socialism and African Americans


Miller, Sally, "The Socialist Party and the Negro 1901-20, " Journal of Negro History 56 (July 1971)

Labor and Socialism

Dick, William M., Labor and socialism in America; the Gompers era (Port Washington, N.Y., Kennikat Press, 1972.) [S McCabe HD6508 .D5

Laslett, J.H. , Labor and the Left 1881-1924 (1970)


Women and Socialism

Buhle, Mari Jo, Women and American Socialism 1870-1920 (1981)

Eastman, Crystal, 1881-1928., Crystal Eastman on women and revolution / edited by BlancheWiesen Cook. ,(New York : Oxford University Press, 1978.) [B Canaday HQ1426 .E26 1978 ]

Symes, Lillian, 1895-, Rebel America : the story of social revolt in the United States (New York : Da Capo Press, 1972 [c1934][Peace Coll HX83.S9 R3 1972

Tax, Meredith., The rising of the women : feminist solidarity and class conflict, 1880-1917.(New York : Monthly Review Press, c1980.) [B Canaday HD6079.2.U5 T39



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