The History of American Trotskyism, 1928-38: Report of a Participant

  • Title: The History of American Trotskyism, 1928-38: Report of a Participant
  • Author: James P. Cannon
  • ISBN: 9780873489546
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • The History of American Trotskyism Report of a Participant Trotskyism is not a new movement a new doctrine Cannon says but the restoration the revival of genuine Marxism as it was expounded and practiced in the Russian revolution and in the early days of
    Trotskyism is not a new movement, a new doctrine, Cannon says, but the restoration, the revival of genuine Marxism as it was expounded and practiced in the Russian revolution and in the early days of the Communist International In this series of twelve talks given in 1942, James P Cannon recounts a decisive period in the efforts to build a proletarian party in the UnitTrotskyism is not a new movement, a new doctrine, Cannon says, but the restoration, the revival of genuine Marxism as it was expounded and practiced in the Russian revolution and in the early days of the Communist International In this series of twelve talks given in 1942, James P Cannon recounts a decisive period in the efforts to build a proletarian party in the United States.

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    About James P. Cannon


    1. James P Cannon was born in Rosedale, Kansas, in 1890 His father, who had originally come from Ireland, was a socialist and was a regular reader of Appeal to Reason.At the age of 18 he joined the Socialist Party of America and became a devoted follower of Eugene Debs His friend Tom Kerry claimed that Cannon considered Debs as one of the greatest orators, agitators, and propagandists that the American working class radical movement had produced Cannon was also an organizer for the Industrial Workers of the World IWW where he worked under Frank Little, who was lynched in 1917 Cannon also got to know Vincent Saint John He later recalled Despite his modesty of disposition, his freedom from personal ambition, and his lack of the arts of self aggrandizement, his work spoke loudly and brought him widespread fame According to his friend Joseph Leroy Hansen Fundamentally, Jim was an angry person He was angry at injustice, at inequities, at special privileges, at exploitation He was angry at poverty, lack of opportunity, oppression, racism, and sexism.


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    1. James P. Cannon's History of American Trotskyism manages to avoid being sterile, dry, or self-serving. It is the history of the heroic days of the American Trotskyists, and it holds a wealth of ideas and commentary for those of us who hold to that tradition.History of American Trotskyism is not just history on the page; it is a guide to action. Cannon goes into the problems of a small group getting deeply involved in mass work, from the 1934 Minneapolis Teamster strikes to the defense of Leon Tr [...]

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    2. James P. Cannon was one of the founding members of the Socialist Workers Party (USA; at least one organization in another country has adopted this name since its inception, but they are not affiliated). In this succinct, carefully documented account, Cannon provides an interesting narrative that begins at the time of the Russian Revolution. The Trotskyists were expelled from the Communist Party USA when Lenin died and Stalin came to power. It was more than a struggle between two leaders, of cour [...]

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    3. A tremendous account full of lessons. Second or third time of reading this history

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