The Historiography of Debsian Socialism: A Century of Interpretations, Part 2 (May 2022)

This essay first appeared in the May 2022 issue of Choice (volume 59 | issue 9).


This essay is divided into two parts. Part 1, which examines the historiography of Debsian socialism and the Socialist Party of America (SPA) from a broad perspective, appeared in the April 2022 issue of Choice. What follows is part 2, which focuses more narrowly on the SPA’s activities in specific cities, states, and regions; its relationship to particular civil-social constituencies; and its significance in the lives of intellectuals, organizers, and officeholders who once championed the Party’s politics.

About the Author:

Edward Remus is an Assistant Professor and Social Sciences Librarian at Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago