By Bryan D. Palmer
Bryan D. Palmer's award-winning learn of James P. Cannon's early years (1890-1928) info how the lifetime of a Wobbly hobo agitator gave strategy to management within the rising communist underground of the 1919 period. This old drama unfolds along the lifestyles reports of a local son of usa radicalism, the narrative relocating from Rosedale, Kansas to Chicago, manhattan, and Moscow. Written with panache, Palmer's richly targeted booklet situates American communism's formative decade of the Nineteen Twenties within the dynamics of a particular political and financial context. Our realizing of the indigenous currents of the yankee progressive left is widened, simply as appreciation of the advanced nature of its interplay with overseas forces is deepened.
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Pink sunrise eighty five 87 1917: Revolution within the East; Repression within the West 87 Socialist Revival 89 A Revived category fight ninety three Browder and Cannon ninety four A innovative Press ninety six A Fractious Left Wing ninety eight Foreign-Language Federations and the Dialectic of innovative Mobilization a hundred Cannon and the Communist exertions occasion 106 The Agitator’s go back: Kansas Coal Fields, 1919 stuck within the Anti-Red Dragnet five. Underground 113 A swimsuit of garments 113 109 107 000 Palmer FMT (i-xx) 12/15/06 11:25 AM web page ix The Divided Communist Underground 114 Bridgman Brokering: The Emergence of Cannon as a possible Communist chief 117 A Cleveland Sojourn: not easy Ultraleftism 121 big apple: Bohemians and Clandestine Communists 126 Cannon, Consolidation, and an Above-Ground occasion: Kansas attraction and the Politics of progressive Regroupment 128 6. ducks in Flight a hundred thirty five Founding the employees’ get together a hundred thirty five Undergroundism Unreconstructed 141 Cannon and the fight for an Activist Communist occasion, 1922 a hundred forty five The beginning of the Goose Caucus and the flip to Moscow 151 7. Pepper Spray 166 The Americanizer’s go back to the USA 166 Cannon at the highway back: the rush and Pull of occasion project 168 Pogany/Pepper one hundred seventy five Communists Outmaneuver Themselves: Farmer-Labor celebration Illusions and Intrigues, 1923 177 Cannon, Foster, and alternate Union mix, 1923 Pepperism Rampant 188 192 The Romance of Politics 195 The 3rd nationwide conference of the employees’ celebration, 1923–1924 199 eight. Stalinist Suspensions 202 Of Factions and international Domination 202 exertions association, Communist schooling, and maintaining Collective management 206 Blind Spot: “Women’s paintings” 208 Race and Revolution 212 Pepper, Bureaucratism, and everlasting Factionalism 219 000 Palmer FMT (i-xx) 12/15/06 11:25 AM web page x Farmer-Laborism, back 222 Factionalism’s Enigmatic Fulcrum: Ludwig Lore 224 Comintern alterations 225 Bolshevization and Electoral Campaigns 229 Lore, Escalating Anti-Trotskyism, and Factional Stalemate, 1924 231 go back to Moscow and Comintern Degeneration, 1925 235 “Tearing one another to Pieces”: Factional Gang warfare 239 Of Cables and Comintern males: American Communism’s Decisive Subordination 242 nine. hard work Defender 252 Bolshevization and Leninist Mass paintings 252 exertions safeguard and the moving Nature of Communist alternate Union paintings, 1923–1926 254 “Professionalizing” Nonsectarian hard work security 260 Press and Propaganda 268 Class-War Prisoners Sacco and Vanzetti 272 274 Factionalism’s Toll, 1927–1928 280 10. dwelling with Lovestone 285 A Cannon Faction to finish Factionalism, 1926 285 Ongoing Stalinization 291 Regrouping a Collective management 293 Ruthenberg’s loss of life and the Lovestone Coup 297 Stalinism and Lovestone changing into Lovestone, 1927 299 The Lovestone Regime: A correct Lurch, 1927–1928 304 eleven. Expulsion 316 Cannon and the hall Congress, 1928 316 The transitority Eclipse of Foster 321 Cannon and a Canadian: Maurice Spector 322 Trotsky’s Draft application Surfaces The Cannon-Dunne cut up 327 323 000 Palmer FMT (i-xx) 12/15/06 11:25 AM web page xi A Clandestine Cannon 328 American Trotskyism Underground 331 Antoinette Konikow: Boston’s crimson Birth-Control recommend and Pioneer Left Oppositionist 332 Piecing jointly chances of an American Left competition 334 Flushing the Trotskyists Out 336 earlier than the courtroom of Lovestone 338 “Three Generals with no an Army”: lower than assault 342 How Communist celebration Repression prepared Early American Trotskyism 344 Chicago and Minneapolis: facilities of a brand new flow 347 Trotskyism and the Communist celebration: An doubtful destiny, 1928 349 end: James P.