European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents

European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents

By: William Smaldone (author)Paperback

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This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century and has regained influence in the post-Cold War era. Combining an analytical narrative with a selection of primary texts and visual images, William Smaldone provides undergraduate students with a brief, readable history, including an overview of how socialist political movements have evolved over time and stressing the rich diversity that has characterized socialism's foundations from its beginning.

About Author

William Smaldone is professor of history at Willamette University.


Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Socialist Ideals and Imaginings, 1789-1830 Chapter 3: Socialist Ideology amid Reform and Revolution, 1830-1871 Chapter 4: Socialism in the Era of Mass Politics, 1871-1914 Chapter 5: The Birth of Communism and the Transformation of Socialism, 1914-1945 Chapter 6: Socialism and Communism During the Cold War, 1945-1991 Chapter 7: Epilogue: The Retreat and Reemergence of Socialism, 1991 to the Present Further Reading

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  • ISBN13: 9781442209084
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 362
  • ID: 9781442209084
  • weight: 494
  • ISBN10: 1442209089

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