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Marxism in the United States of America : Remapping the History of the American Left - Paul Buhle

Marxism in the United States of America

Remapping the History of the American Left

Paperback Published: 1st March 1991
ISBN: 9780860915478
Number Of Pages: 312

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No topic in American historiography has been more hotly debated than the role played by Marxism in the social and political life of the United States. Until now, most accounts have been partisan-either attacking Marxism as an alien ideology, or defending it as the authentic expression of the political will of the American working class.

Paul Buhle has produced the first overview of American Marxism to go beyond this opposition. His account ranges from the immigrant socialism of the nineteenth century to the formation of the CPUSA in the wake of the Bolshevik revolution, the rise of American communism in the 1920s and 1930s, the crisis and split in 1957, and the revival of Marxism outside the Communist Party in the 1960s and 1970s.

Brimming over with historical detail and grounded in substantial original research, Marxism in the United States provides a balanced account of the strengths and weaknesses that have characterized the history of American Marxism. This revised edition assesses the new challenges facing the American left in the 1990s.

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"Cogent and provocative ... this single volume challenges the entire edifice of modern US cultural and political history."--"Monthly Review""He has written as good a book, with its stunning command of detail and hard-headed generosity, as anyone in his generation about the life of radicalism in America."--"Times Higher Education Supplement"

The Haymarket Seriesp. ii
Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 9
Immigrant Socialism, 1865-1900p. 19
American Socialism, American Culturep. 58
Marxism in the Debs Erap. 86
Leninism in Americap. 121
Rise of the Culture Critique, 1925- 1940p. 155
Somewhere Beyond Leninism, 1940-1960p. 184
The New Leftp. 221
Conclusionp. 258
Notesp. 277
Indexp. 296
The Haymarket Seriesp. 303
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ISBN: 9780860915478
ISBN-10: 0860915476
Series: Haymarket (Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 312
Published: 1st March 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised