Auteur: Martinek, Jason D.
Titel: Socialism and Print Culture in America, 1897–1920
Sub titel: The History of the Book: 11
For socialists at the turn of the last century, reading was a radical act. This interdisciplinary study looks at how American socialists used literacy in the struggle against capitalism. The early presidential campaigns of Eugene V Debs – leader of the Socialist Party – produced a concerted effort to develop a socialist literature specifically for an American readership. There followed a rapid growth in printed material which helped the movement in its rise to prominence, however, Martinek contends that this over-reliance on the printed word was also to be instrumental in its subsequent downfall.
2012, 224 pag., Euro 94,5
Pickering & Chatto, , ISBN 9781848933347
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