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Historical dictionary of socialism
Docherty, J. C.
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Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1997.
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xvi, 395 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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HX17 .D63 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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This dictionary offers a reliable, comprehensive introduction and guide to this contentious social movement and ideology, examining where it has failed. It traces the evolution of socialism from the early 19th century up to 1997.

Author Notes

James C. Docherty was born in Gosford, New South Wales, Australia, in 1949. He is a graduate of the University of Newcastle (B.A.) and the Australian National University (M.A. Ph.D.). Before joining the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1978, he worked as a research assistant with the Australian Dictionary of Biography at the Australian National University. In 1978 he joined the Australian federal public service. He currently works for the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. He was an honorary research associate with the National Centre for Australian Studies at Monash University from 1990 to 1996.

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Choice Review

Part of a well-known series, this useful and timely volume's 327 entries provide for the most part good coverage of the topic. One flaw is that major topics such as "Labor Unions" and "Marxism" are given no more coverage than many relatively minor topics. The statistical section appears a bit haphazard; seemingly random and occasionally minor topics are selected, and the years covered are often very limited. Longer time periods focusing on more significant elements would have been preferable, although the author does provide meticulous citations to the source documents. The bibliography, quite current with many citations from the last five years, is preceded by an excellent introduction to the literature. General readers; lower-division undergraduates. A. J. Dedrick University of Colorado at Denver

Table of Contents

Jon Woronoff
Editor's Forewordp. vii
Figuresp. xviii
Prefacep. ix
Abbreviations and Acronymsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
The Dictionaryp. 19
Appendixesp. 251
1 Glossary of Termsp. 251
2 Chronologyp. 259
3 Statisticsp. 285
Bibliographyp. 329
Introductionp. 329
A. Research guides, sources, and journalsp. 339
B. Sourcesp. 349
C. General survey works on socialismp. 358
D. Social protest and revolutionp. 360
E. Socialist thoughtp. 361
F. Utopian socialismp. 364
G. Marxismp. 364
H. Anarchism and syndicalismp. 365
I. Social democracyp. 360
J. Socialism and liberalismp. 369
K. Socialism and the Jewsp. 369
L. International socialist organizationsp. 369
M. Socialism, foreign policy, and warp. 370
N. Social democratic parties and the working classp. 371
O. Socialism and organized laborp. 372
P. The cooperative movement and other voluntary associationsp. 373
Q. Socialism, women, and youthp. 374
R. Socialism, education, and the artsp. 375
S. Studies of specific countriesp. 375
T. Autobiographies and biographies by countryp. 385
U. Socialism and the welfare statep. 390
V. Socialism and the economic environmentp. 391
About the Authorp. 395