In an era of wars and revolutions: American socialist cartoons of the mid-twentieth century

Submitted by AWL on 15 January, 2014 - 9:23






A few bold strokes by an artist can convey an idea more vividly and fix it more firmly in the viewer’s mind than an editorial or an article would.

The cartoons collected here depict US politics, workers’ struggles, America’s “Jim Crow” racism, Roosevelt’s “New Deal” and Harry Truman’s “Fair Deal”, and Stalinism in its era of greatest prestige and triumph, as revolutionary socialists saw them at the time.

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Introduction to In an era of wars and revolutions, by the editor, Sean Matgamna

Review by Paul Buhle for the Labor and Working-Class History Association

Review by Paul Hampton

Review by Ed Strauss and comment by Marty Oppenheimer

Review by Sacha Ismail on the cartoons about African American struggles


Review by David Finkel in Against the Current (US)