Share
VIDEOS 1 TO 50
Capitalism and Socialism: Crash Course World History #33
Capitalism and Socialism: Crash Course World History #33
Published: 2012/09/06
Channel: CrashCourse
The Progressive Era: Crash Course US History #27
The Progressive Era: Crash Course US History #27
Published: 2013/08/29
Channel: CrashCourse
Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, "China and the Ghosts of 1900"
Dr. Jeffrey Wasserstrom, "China and the Ghosts of 1900"
Published: 2016/04/09
Channel: CSUSB Modern China Lecture Series
Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32
Coal, Steam, and The Industrial Revolution: Crash Course World History #32
Published: 2012/08/30
Channel: CrashCourse
The Russian Revolution 1917
The Russian Revolution 1917
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: Epic History TV
The Roaring 20
The Roaring 20's: Crash Course US History #32
Published: 2013/10/04
Channel: CrashCourse
2nd  Congress Of The International Union Of Students (1950)
2nd Congress Of The International Union Of Students (1950)
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: British Pathé
History of International Relations - 0404 - World War I
History of International Relations - 0404 - World War I
Published: 2016/04/07
Channel: Laboratorio para la Innovación y el Aprendizaje
The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23
The Industrial Economy: Crash Course US History #23
Published: 2013/07/25
Channel: CrashCourse
The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37
The Cold War: Crash Course US History #37
Published: 2013/11/08
Channel: CrashCourse
Samurai, Daimyo, Matthew Perry, and Nationalism: Crash Course World History #34
Samurai, Daimyo, Matthew Perry, and Nationalism: Crash Course World History #34
Published: 2012/09/13
Channel: CrashCourse
What Is Fascism?
What Is Fascism?
Published: 2015/08/15
Channel: NowThis World
POLITICAL THEORY - Karl Marx
POLITICAL THEORY - Karl Marx
Published: 2014/12/19
Channel: The School of Life
Socialist Revolution and the Right to Nations for Self-Determination Part 1
Socialist Revolution and the Right to Nations for Self-Determination Part 1
Published: 2010/07/22
Channel: APLKinser
American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28
American Imperialism: Crash Course US History #28
Published: 2013/09/05
Channel: CrashCourse
American Foreign Policy Between WWI and WWII (1920-1939)
American Foreign Policy Between WWI and WWII (1920-1939)
Published: 2013/09/01
Channel: Tom Richey
America in World War I: Crash Course US History #30
America in World War I: Crash Course US History #30
Published: 2013/09/20
Channel: CrashCourse
Recording Angel | Edwin Arnold Brenholtz | Published 1900 onward | Audio Book | English | 1/6
Recording Angel | Edwin Arnold Brenholtz | Published 1900 onward | Audio Book | English | 1/6
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Priceless Audiobooks
Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I: Crash Course World History #36
Archdukes, Cynicism, and World War I: Crash Course World History #36
Published: 2012/09/27
Channel: CrashCourse
Moishe Postone: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor
Moishe Postone: Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor
Published: 2016/04/08
Channel: American Academy in Berlin
The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33
The Great Depression: Crash Course US History #33
Published: 2013/10/10
Channel: CrashCourse
XXV. The first globalization.
XXV. The first globalization.
Published: 2016/02/21
Channel: rene barendse
Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35
Imperialism: Crash Course World History #35
Published: 2012/09/20
Channel: CrashCourse
ch 13) The Socialist Challenge
ch 13) The Socialist Challenge
Published: 2016/11/08
Channel: andi burridge
19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15
19th Century Reforms: Crash Course US History #15
Published: 2013/05/15
Channel: CrashCourse
ch 11) Robber Barons And Rebels
ch 11) Robber Barons And Rebels
Published: 2016/11/05
Channel: andi burridge
Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25
Growth, Cities, and Immigration: Crash Course US History #25
Published: 2013/08/15
Channel: CrashCourse
What Started The Civil Rights Movement?
What Started The Civil Rights Movement?
Published: 2017/12/13
Channel: Eddie Randolph
Recording Angel | Edwin Arnold Brenholtz | Published 1900 onward | Book | English | 3/6
Recording Angel | Edwin Arnold Brenholtz | Published 1900 onward | Book | English | 3/6
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Priceless Audiobooks
The War of 1812 - Crash Course US History #11
The War of 1812 - Crash Course US History #11
Published: 2013/04/18
Channel: CrashCourse
Eugene V. Debs: Quotes, Speech, Biography, Facts, Labor, Union - Bernie Sanders (2011)
Eugene V. Debs: Quotes, Speech, Biography, Facts, Labor, Union - Bernie Sanders (2011)
Published: 2016/04/27
Channel: The Film Archives
Варшавянка - Varshavyanka Song October Revolution 1917 - 2017
Варшавянка - Varshavyanka Song October Revolution 1917 - 2017
Published: 2017/10/11
Channel: RedSamurai84
Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris
Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris
Published: 2010/07/13
Channel: pigwiththefaceofaboy
Recording Angel | Edwin Arnold Brenholtz | Published 1900 onward | Book | English | 2/6
Recording Angel | Edwin Arnold Brenholtz | Published 1900 onward | Book | English | 2/6
Published: 2017/07/09
Channel: Priceless Audiobooks
Di shvue - the anthem of The OLD Jewish Labour Bund
Di shvue - the anthem of The OLD Jewish Labour Bund
Published: 2014/04/07
Channel: Bundist Movement
The History of May Day, Walpurgis, Beltane, Labor Day
The History of May Day, Walpurgis, Beltane, Labor Day
Published: 2017/04/28
Channel: Fiveminded
Four Horsemen - Feature Documentary - Official Version
Four Horsemen - Feature Documentary - Official Version
Published: 2013/09/13
Channel: Renegade Inc.
Women Garment Workers: "Within the Gates" 1930 US Deptartment of Labor
Women Garment Workers: "Within the Gates" 1930 US Deptartment of Labor
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Socialism and labor movements ap world history
Socialism and labor movements ap world history
Published: 2013/02/26
Channel: lucy fonseca
The Recording Angel (Audio Book)
The Recording Angel (Audio Book)
Published: 2016/11/01
Channel: Public Domain Audiobooks
THE INTERNATIONALE
THE INTERNATIONALE
Published: 2011/02/27
Channel: hienjackson97
Full information about Russia in telugu for all exams
Full information about Russia in telugu for all exams
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: LReducation
Leading radical Black scholar Hakim Adi on Paul Robeson #Robeson40
Leading radical Black scholar Hakim Adi on Paul Robeson #Robeson40
Published: 2016/03/02
Channel: Malcolm X Movement
"Rules of the Communist League" (Dec. 1847) BY MARX & ENGELS
"Rules of the Communist League" (Dec. 1847) BY MARX & ENGELS
Published: 2017/02/27
Channel: Marxist-Leninist Theory
Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223
Conflict in Israel and Palestine: Crash Course World History 223
Published: 2015/01/28
Channel: CrashCourse
Yuval Harari: "Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets" | Talks at Google
Yuval Harari: "Techno-Religions and Silicon Prophets" | Talks at Google
Published: 2015/02/08
Channel: Talks at Google
The Cato Home Study Course, Vol. 10: The Achievements of Nineteenth Century Classical Liberalism
The Cato Home Study Course, Vol. 10: The Achievements of Nineteenth Century Classical Liberalism
Published: 2013/07/08
Channel: Libertarianism.org
Global Indigeneities  Views from Near and Far
Global Indigeneities Views from Near and Far
Published: 2010/05/11
Channel: UBC
The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38
The Cold War in Asia: Crash Course US History #38
Published: 2013/11/15
Channel: CrashCourse
The Weight of Chains 2 | Težina lanaca 2
The Weight of Chains 2 | Težina lanaca 2
Published: 2017/04/01
Channel: Boris Malagurski
NEXT
GO TO RESULTS [51 .. 100]

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
International Socialist Review
Isr-haywood-1305.jpg
The International Socialist Review was the voice of the Socialist Party's left wing. After 1908, it strongly supported the activities of the Industrial Workers of the World
Frequency Monthly
Publisher Charles H. Kerr & Co.
First issue July 1900
Final issue Feb. 1918
Country United States
Based in Chicago, Illinois
Language English

The International Socialist Review was a monthly magazine published in Chicago, Illinois by Charles H. Kerr & Co. from 1900 until 1918. The magazine was chiefly a Marxist theoretical journal during its first years under the editorship of A.M. Simons. Beginning in 1908 the publication took a turn to the left with publisher Charles H. Kerr taking over the main editorial task. The later Review (as it was called by its contemporaries) featured heavy use of photographic illustration on glossy paper and mixed news of the contemporary labor movement with its typical theoretical fare.

Loyal to the Socialist Party of America throughout the entire course of its existence, the International Socialist Review after 1908 was recognized as one of the primary voices of the party's left wing. It defended the concept of revolutionary socialism against those who would reduce the Socialist Party to a party of ameliorative reform, expounded upon the syndicalist ideas of the revolutionary industrial union known as the Industrial Workers of the World, consistently fought against the expansion of militarism being pushed forward by the so-called "Preparedness" movement, and provided a vehicle for the leaders of the Zimmerwald Left to relay their ideas to an American audience.

After American intervention in the European World War in 1917, the International Socialist Review came under increasing pressure from the U.S. Post Office Department and United States Department of Justice. Its loss of mailing privileges at the hands of the Wilson administration's Postmaster General, Albert S. Burleson in 1917 sounded the death knell for the publication. The magazine died early in 1918, chiefly due to this government pressure. A brief attempt to revive the publication as The Labor Scrapbook under the editorship of Mary Marcy, Kerr's chief lieutenant, proved unsuccessful in 1918.

Publication history[edit]

Simons period (1900-1908)[edit]

Algie M. Simons, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, was the first editor of the International Socialist Review.

International Socialist Review was edited from 1900 to 1908 by Algie M. Simons, formerly of Wisconsin. Under Simons, the magazine served as a sounding board for various theoretical questions which were dividing the socialist movement.[1] The magazine gave particular attention to the role of the socialist movement towards the American farmer, an issue held near and dear both by editor Simons (author of a 1902 book on the topic) as well as by J.A. Wayland of the Appeal to Reason, the largest circulation socialist newspaper of its era.[1]

The tone of the early Review was temperate and the policies advocated modest. The publication was fully reflective of what one historian has called "the rather moderate social-democratic perspective of Simons and other Socialists of the 'Center.'"[2]

From its beginnings in the summer of 1900, the publication managed to achieve a modest circulation of about 4,000, about three-quarters of which obtained the publication by mail rather than via sales at newsstands or via bundle orders by local socialist organizations.[2]

Post-Simons period (1908-1918)[edit]

Due to a disagreement over fundamental principles, with Simons' views becoming steadily more moderate while those of his employer became increasingly radical, publisher Charles H. Kerr fired editor Simons in 1908.[1] Kerr worked to make the previously dry and academic publication into what he called "the fighting magazine of socialism," making use of dramatic photography in telling the story of contemporary labor struggles against the forces of capitalism. As historian Allen Ruff notes, the revitalized Review took a very different form than its predecessor:

Mary Marcy played a leading role in establishing the tone and content of the Review after the departure of Algie Simons.

"Liberally illustrated with 'action fotos' and original graphics, the revamped ISR carried firsthand reports of major strikes, lockouts, organizing drives, and employers' offensives as well as theoretical and political discussions. Kerr's work with longtime associates Mary and Leslie Marcy and an editorial board including left-wingers William D. "Big Bill" Haywood, Frank Bohn, and poet/illustrator Ralph Chaplin raised the Review's circuation from nearly 6,000 in 1908 to over 40,000 by 1911."[1]

The Review soon became the major organ of the "left wing" of the Socialist Party, which was critical of what it perceived to be an obsession of many national figures in the party with ameliorative reform.[3] The circulation and influence of the Review was further enhanced with the 1910 termination of The Socialist, a weekly newspaper published in Seattle, Washington by Hermon F. Titus which had gained national attention and readership as a left wing voice. By July 1910, the monthly circulation of the Review had grown to 27,000 copies.[3]

The moderate wing of the Socialist Party was at times sharply critical of The International Socialist Review. Writer Robert Hunter declared in 1911 of the Review:

"It has sneered at Political Action, advocated rival unionism, and vacillated between Anarchism and Proudhonism. The constant emphasis The Review lays on Direct Action and its apparent faith that a revolution can be evoked by Will or Force is in direct opposition to our whole philosophy."[4]

The Review was, in fact, very sympathetic to the Industrial Workers of the World, a revolutionary industrial union which sought to unite all workers regardless of race, craft, or skill under the umbrella of "One Big Union" with a view to the overthrow of the wage system and its replacement with decision-making by economic units established by the workers themselves (syndicalism).

Prominent staff members[edit]

Index of volumes[edit]

Volume First issue Last issue Editor Online availability
1 July 1900 June 1901 Simons Archive.org
2 July 1901 June 1902 Simons Archive.org
3 July 1902 June 1903 Simons Archive.org
4 July 1903 June 1904 Simons Archive.org
5 July 1904 June 1905 Simons Archive.org
6 July 1905 June 1906 Simons Archive.org
7 July 1906 June 1907 Simons Archive.org
8 July 1907 June 1908 Simons/Kerr Archive.org
9 July 1908 June 1909 Kerr Archive.org
10 July 1909 June 1910 Kerr Archive.org
11 July 1910 June 1911 Kerr Archive.org
12 July 1911 June 1912 Kerr Archive.org
13 July 1912 June 1913 Kerr Archive.org
14 July 1913 June 1914 Kerr Archive.org
15 July 1914 June 1915 Kerr Archive.org
16 July 1915 June 1916 Kerr Archive.org
17 July 1916 June 1917 Kerr Archive.org
18 July 1917 February 1918 Kerr Archive.org

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Allen Ruff, "International Socialist Review, in Mari Jo Buhle, Paul Buhle, and Dan Georgakas (eds,), Encyclopedia of the American Left. First Edition, New York: Garland Publishing, 1990; pp. 374-375.
  2. ^ a b Herbert G. Gutman, "The International Socialist Review: Chicago, 1900-1918," in Joseph R. Conlin (ed.), The Radical Press in America, 1880-1960. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1974; vol. 1, pg. 82.
  3. ^ a b Gutman, The International Socialist Review, vol. 1, pg. 83.
  4. ^ Quoted by Gutman, The International Socialist Review, vol. 1, pg. 83.

Further reading[edit]

  • Allen Ruff, "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr & Co., Radical Publishers. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

Disclaimer

None of the audio/visual content is hosted on this site. All media is embedded from other sites such as GoogleVideo, Wikipedia, YouTube etc. Therefore, this site has no control over the copyright issues of the streaming media.

All issues concerning copyright violations should be aimed at the sites hosting the material. This site does not host any of the streaming media and the owner has not uploaded any of the material to the video hosting servers. Anyone can find the same content on Google Video or YouTube by themselves.

The owner of this site cannot know which documentaries are in public domain, which has been uploaded to e.g. YouTube by the owner and which has been uploaded without permission. The copyright owner must contact the source if he wants his material off the Internet completely.

Powered by YouTube
Wikipedia content is licensed under the GFDL and (CC) license