Against the Grain

Pioneering Trotskyist

Trotskyism played a key role in the development of the U.S. revolutionary left. Among American Trotskyists, James Cannon stood out. Bryan D. Palmer talks about Cannon’s beliefs, his engagement with radical left formations in the U.S., and his involvement in militant labor struggles in the early twentieth century.

Bryan Palmer, James P. Cannon and the Emergence of Trotskyism in the United States, 1928-38 Brill, 2021

Bryan Palmer, James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928 University of Illinois Press, 2007

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