History of The Socialist Movement in The United States

History Of The Socialist Movement In The United States

Socialism as an organized political movement in the United States began with utopian communities in the early 19th century and later became closely tied to the Socialist Labor Party (founded in 1876) and the Socialist Party of America (formed in 1901). Influenced by revolutionary European thinking and gaining momentum from distraught workers and oppressed peoples, the Socialist Party managed to successfully run hundreds of candidates for various positions around the nation for several decades. However, it faced severe government repression and eventually broke apart and declined in the 1920s. The Socialist Labor Party never attracted the numbers the Socialist Party did in the early decades of the 20th century, but the SLP continued to exist until the late 20th century.

Read more about History Of The Socialist Movement In The United States:  Utopian Communities, Early American Socialism and Its Leaders, Socialism's Ties To Labor, Political Oppression, Two Steps Back, One Forward, Internal Strife and Public Prejudice, The Decline of Popular Socialism, 1919-1945, 1950s and 1960s: Civil Rights, The War On Poverty and The New Left, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s, Contemporary Social-democratic and Socialist Groups, Socialism Today

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