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Marxism in the United States

Remapping the History of the American Left

Paul Buhle


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/1/1991)
Paperback (9/1/2011)


A crown jewel of New Left historiography, this nuanced overview of American Marxism is neither an attack on Marxism nor a defense of it as the authentic expression of the working class. According to the Times Higher Education Supplement, Buhle wrote “as good a book, with stunning command of detail and hard-headed generosity, as anyone in his generation about the life of radicalism in America.” With today’s resurgent interest in radicalism, this new edition provides an unparalleled guide to 150 years of American left history.

Praise For Marxism in the United States: Remapping the History of the American Left

“Cogent and provocative ... this single volume challenges the entire edifice of modern US cultural and political history.”—David Montgomery, Monthly Review

Verso, 9781781680162, 328pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 2013

About the Author

Paul Buhle, formerly a senior lecturer at Brown University, produces radical comics. He founded the SDS Journal "Radical America" and the archive "Oral History of the American Left" and, with Mari Jo Buhle, is coeditor of the "Encyclopedia of the American Left." He lives in Madison.