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William Z. Foster and the Tragedy of American Radicalism

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ISBN-10: 0252070518

ISBN-13: 9780252070518

Edition: N/A

Authors: James R. Barrett

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"In this trenchant work, James Barrett traces the political journey of a leading worker radical whose life and experiences encapsulate radicalism's rise and fall in the United States.A self-educated wage earner raised in the slums of a large industrial city, William Z. Foster became a brilliant union organizer who helped build the American Federation of Labor and, later, radical Trade Union Educational League. Embracing socialism, syndicalism, and communism in turn, Foster rose through the ranks of the American Communist Party to stand at the forefront of labor politics throughout the 1920s. Yet by the time he died in 1961, in a Moscow hospital far from the meat-packing plants and steel…    
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Book details

List price: $22.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 10/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

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From Socialism to Syndicalism, 1904-12
The Militant Minority, 1912-16
The Chicago Stockyards, 1917-18
The Great Steel Strike, 1918-19
From Syndicalism to Communism, 1920-22
Boring from Within, 1922-25
Factionalism, 1925-29
Class against Class, 1929-35
On the Margins of the Popular Front, 1935-45
Five Minutes to Midnight, 1945-56
The Final Conflict, 1956-61