A MILITANT PROGRAM FOR THE SOCIALIST PARTY OF AMERICA. SOCIALISM IN OUR TIME.

No Place (new York?): "the Militant Socialists" 1931? First Edition (?). Item #4153

Light wear & stains, Good+ Condition Pamphlet; 8vo; 16 pages; "Socialism in Our Time No. 1" "[T]he generational struggle within the party had begun in earnest with a 1934 showdown of the Old Guard (from the garment unions) against the 'Militants' (a heterogeneous forces of young Socialists, Milwaukeeans, and others eager to upset the New York Socialist veterans' monopoly on leadership) " (Buhle, 1992, p. 721) . The list of endorsers on this pamphlet include Paul Blanshard & Upton Sinclair.
"Coleman is credited by historian Jack Ross as the author of the first explicit document of the Militant faction's ideas, a 1931 pamphlet called A Militant Program for the Socialist Party of America: Socialism in Our Time."
McAlister Coleman (1888-1950) "was an American journalist, author, and political activist on behalf of socialism and organized labor. Coleman gained public notice as a leading leftist critic of the Lusk Committee of the New York State Legislature in 1920. He was subsequently a frequent candidate for public office on the ticket of the Socialist Party of America. Coleman is today best remembered as an early biographer of Eugene V. Debs as well as the author of a 1943 work of social history, Men and Coal" (Wikipedia). (P-5-53).

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