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Trade-union Politics and the Socialist Party of America: The Investigations of Robert Franklin Hoxie, 1908–1913

Including a Symposium on Mary Morgan: Curiosity, Imagination, and Surprise

ISBN: 978-1-78756-424-4, eISBN: 978-1-78756-423-7

ISSN: 0743-4154

Publication date: 24 October 2018

Abstract

At the turn of the twentieth century, various Socialist parties vied for a place in the American political system, making alliances where possible and convenient with elements of organized labor. Robert Franklin Hoxie, an economist at the University of Chicago whose principle contributions lay in his writings on the labor movement, wrote a series of essays in which he scrutinized the activities of the Socialist Party of America as it appeared to be at the time poised to become a viable force in American politics. This essay examines Hoxie’s writings on the conventions of the Socialist Party within the context of the political dynamic of the period and reveals his interpretations of events based on contemporary accounts and first-hand observations.

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McCann, C.R. and Kapuria-Foreman, V. (2018), "Trade-union Politics and the Socialist Party of America: The Investigations of Robert Franklin Hoxie, 1908–1913", Including a Symposium on Mary Morgan: Curiosity, Imagination, and Surprise (Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology, Vol. 36B), Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 193-231. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0743-41542018000036B013

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