A history of socialist thought - G.D.H. Cole

All of G.D.H. Cole's five volume (in seven parts) series chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1789 to 1939.

A history of socialist thought: volume I - the forerunners 1789-1850

This book, complete in itself, if the first of a series in with G.D.H. Cole is setting out to present a general history of the development of Socialist ideas against the background of world events since the French Revolution. The present volume, which ends with the collapse of the European revolutionary movement of 1848, covers the evolution of Socialist ideas in France from Babeuf to Proudhon, and in Germany from Fichte and the Young Hegelians to the earlier formulations of Marxist doctrine. It deals also with the development of socialistic ideas in Great Britain, from Paine and Godwin to Robert Owen and to the anti-Ricardian economists who formulated the theories of surplus value taken up later by Karl Marx. The method adopted in this first volume is to treat separately the leading thinkers, carrying the account beyond 1850 where this seems desirable. A special chapter is devoted to the English Christian Socialists; but the continental Christian Social movements are for the most part left over for treatment in the second volume. Consideration of the earlier phases of Russian Socialism is also deferred. The second volume covers the latter half of the nineteenth century and is succeeded by three more volumes (in five parts), bringing the story up to 1939. There is a selective bibliography as well as an index.

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A history of socialist thought: Volume II - Marxism and anarchism 1850-1890

G.D.H. Cole's volume chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1850-1890.

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A History of Socialist Thought, Volume II.pdf8.26 MB

A history of socialist thought: Volume III, Part I - The Second International 1889-1914

G.D.H. Cole's first volume chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1889-1914, on the Second International.

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A history of socialist thought: volume III, part II - The Second International 1889-1914

G.D.H. Cole's second volume chronicling the history of socialist thought from 1889-1914.

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A History fo Socialist Thought 3-2.pdf10.38 MB

A history of socialist thought: volume IV, part I - communism and social democracy 1914-1931

Volume of GDH Cole's work examining social democracy and communism, looking at Italy and the German and Russian revolutions.

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A history of socialist thought: volume IV, part II - communism and social democracy 1914-1931

The second part of the fourth volume in G.D.H. Cole's A History of Socialist Thought series, this one focusing primarily on Communism and Social Democracy, as well as other libertarian currents of Socialism (ex. anarcho-syndicalism) from 1914-1931.

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A history of socialist thought: volume V - socialism and fascism 1931-1939

The final volume of A History of Socialist Thought, published posthumously, deals with the experience of the 1930s, including the Spanish anarchist movement during the Spanish Civil War.

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