The organized bloodshed in Europe entered a new phase in February as the battle of Verdun began on the morning of February 21. In the U.S., antipathy to the war continued to predominate, but President Wilson was well into a commitment to gradually prepare the country’s relatively small army and navy for entry into conflict. […]
A selection of U.S. left journal covers from February 1915. All images come from the HathiTrust Digital Library.
As the war in Europe transformed into a virtual stalemate, American socialists intensified their discussions about the conflict and future prospects for the international socialist movement. The International Socialist Review continued to carry news from Europe as well as analysis of the ramifications of the capitulation of the International’s leaders to nationalism. The excerpt below […]
Covers of the International Socialist Review and Mother Earth Magazine from December 1914. War was well underway in Europe and, while isolationist sentiment and Wilsonian neutrality still predominated in the U.S., the pro-intervention movement was begining to gather its forces. The ISR, edited by Charles H. Kerr, regularly featured contributions from the anti-war minority of […]
Mary E. Marcy (1877-1922) was an outstanding member of the left wing of the pre-war Socialist Party of America. She was on the editorial staff of the International Socialist Review and was closely associated with the small but influential left current led by her co-thinker, publisher Charles H. Kerr. Her array of interests was extremely […]