James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928

James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 816.46g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 27 black & white photographs
  • 0252077229
  • 9780252077227
  • 1,087,767

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"An important contribution to the study of American radicalism."--Journal of American History "Palmer's faithful, moving account of the choices Cannon faced has important lessons for us. One of those lessons is that, even as we weigh the decisions the choices and hopes of previous radical generations, we need to attend to our own imperatives and dreams."--Canadian Dimension "Palmer's biography is destined to become a classic in the historiography of US Communism. It is the most serious treatment of the Communist movement's history in the 1920s since Draper's two volumes appeared approximately 50 years ago. . . . Palmer is currently preparing the second volume of his Cannon biography, chronicling the subject's Trotskyist years. I can hardly wait to read it."--Left Historyshow more

About Bryan D. Palmer

Bryan D. Palmer is the Canada Research Chair at Trent University. He edits Labour/Le Travail and is the author of ten other books, the most recent being Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era.show more

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