Us Trotskyism 1928-1965 Part I (Paperback)

Emergence: Left Opposition in the United States. Dissident Marxism in the United States: Volume 2 (Historical Materialism)

By Paul Le Blanc (Editor), Bryan D. Palmer (Editor), Thomas Bias (Editor)

Haymarket Books, 9781642590562, 716pp.

Publication Date: November 15, 2019

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U.S. Trotskyism 1928-1965 Part I: Emergence is the first of a documentary trilogy on a revolutionary socialist split-off from the U.S. Communist Party, reflecting Leon Trotsky's confrontation with Stalinism in the global communist movement. Spanning 1928 to 1940, this volume surveys important U.S. labor struggles in the 1930s, early efforts to comprehend the so-called "Negro Question," and substantial contributions to the study of history and the development of Marxist theory. Also covered are confrontations and convergences with other currents on the left, internal debates and splits among Trotskyists themselves, and US government attempts to suppress their activities. Scholars and activists will find much of interest in these primary sources.

About the Author

Paul Le Blanc is Professor of History at La Roche College (Pittsburgh), has written extensively on labor and social struggles, including A Short History of the U.S. Working Class (Prometheus Books, 1999), and the acclaimed short biography Leon Trotsky (Reaktion Books, 2015). Bryan Palmer is Professor of History at Trent University, whose books include studies of British labor historian E. P. Thompson and U.S. Communist and Trotskyist leader James P. Cannon, and Revolutionary Teamsters: The Minneapolis Truckers' Strikes of 1934 (Brill, 2013). Thomas Bias has served on the editorial boards of Bulletin in Defense of Marxism and Labor Standard, and is editor of the 1989 anthology Upheaval in China.