Item #2244 Program of the Revolutionary Workers League U.S.A. Revolutionary Workers League U. S. A.
Program of the Revolutionary Workers League U.S.A.

Program of the Revolutionary Workers League U.S.A.

Chicago: Revolutionary Workers League U.S.A., 1939.

Quarto-sized document (11 x 8 1/2 inches; 280 x 215 mm), [4], 57, [1] mimeographed pages, stapled three times along left side.

Rare document articulating the ideology of the Revolutionary Workers League U.S.A., a Marxist, anti-Stalinist organization based in Chicago. An introductory statement calls it a draft that must still be approved by the Central Committee and RWL membership.

The document emphasizes an anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist stance as well as support for the Spanish Republic and the Black working class in the United States. It also criticizes Stalinism for warping the Soviet Union, yet says the working class should support the USSR in the event of war. The paper was issued in January 1939, just nine months before the outbreak of World War II.

OCLC shows only one institutional holding under this title, at the Chicago History Museum (OCLC Accession Number: 270690440). OCLC lists another document with a slightly different title, "Draft Program of the Revolutionary Workers League U.S.A.," which is held by a handful of institutions. In any case, we find no copies in commerce. RARE. Item #2244

CONDITION: Some soiling and age toning along page edges, along with a couple of tiny nicks to the lower wrapper. Old staples replaced, internally clean and unmarked. About Very Good.

Price: $250.00