Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920 by Frederick A. Barkey (review)

Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920 by Frederick A. Barkey... Book Reviews in the nineteenth century. The Revolution of 1861 has much to recommend; it combines clear writing with a successful argument for an international interpretation of the war. Leslie Leavell University of Florida Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898­1920. By Frederick A. Barkey. (Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2012. Pp. xlii, 272.) Numerous groundbreaking labor histories over decades have cited Fred Barkey's dissertation on the Socialist Party in West Virginia, but it has remained unpublished and largely unknown except among labor historians. That is, until now. The publication of Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898­1920 is long overdue, but its subject continues to be relevant today, and great workmanship never goes out of style. Working Class Radicals charts the growth of the Socialist Party in West Virginia from the streets of Wheeling at the turn of the century to the tent colonies of Paint Creek and Cabin Creek during the 1912­1913 miners' strike. Barkey details organizers' tactics and arguments, analyzes the backgrounds of Socialist leaders, and follows the organization to its 1912 high-water mark. Labor activists and disciples of Eugene Debs worked tirelessly to spread the ideas and values http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional Studies West Virginia University Press

Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898-1920 by Frederick A. Barkey (review)

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Book Reviews in the nineteenth century. The Revolution of 1861 has much to recommend; it combines clear writing with a successful argument for an international interpretation of the war. Leslie Leavell University of Florida Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898­1920. By Frederick A. Barkey. (Morgantown: West Virginia University Press, 2012. Pp. xlii, 272.) Numerous groundbreaking labor histories over decades have cited Fred Barkey's dissertation on the Socialist Party in West Virginia, but it has remained unpublished and largely unknown except among labor historians. That is, until now. The publication of Working Class Radicals: The Socialist Party in West Virginia, 1898­1920 is long overdue, but its subject continues to be relevant today, and great workmanship never goes out of style. Working Class Radicals charts the growth of the Socialist Party in West Virginia from the streets of Wheeling at the turn of the century to the tent colonies of Paint Creek and Cabin Creek during the 1912­1913 miners' strike. Barkey details organizers' tactics and arguments, analyzes the backgrounds of Socialist leaders, and follows the organization to its 1912 high-water mark. Labor activists and disciples of Eugene Debs worked tirelessly to spread the ideas and values

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West Virginia History: A Journal of Regional StudiesWest Virginia University Press

Published: May 2, 2013

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