[SOCIALIST LABOR PARTY] PETERSEN, Arnold
Bound Volume of Petersen's Works, with Presentation to Olive M. Johnson
V.p. V.i. 1935. Sammelband. 12mo (18cm). Ten pamphlets, all written or translated by Petersen; most published NY: Labor News Company. With ink presentation to front endpaper: "To Olive M. Johnson / Christmas 1935 / Arnold Petersen." Tan buckram with leather spine label. Moderate external wear; first pamphlet's front wrapper lacking, else Very Good with all original wrappers bound in. Comprises the following Petersen titles: High Cost of Living (1920); Unemployment and 'Overproduction' (1932); Revolutionary Milestones (1931); Daniel De Leon (1931); Proletarian Democracy vs. Dictatorships and Despotism (1934); W.Z. Foster: Renegade or Spy? (1932); The Communist Manifesto (Petersen introd., 1934); Karl Marx and Marxism (1934); Burlesque Bolshevism (1934); Gustav Bang, Crises in European History (Petersen transl, 1933); Revolution (with Olive M. Johnson, 1936). Great association between the two primary successors to the leadership of the Socialist Labor Party following the death of Daniel De Leon in 1914. Arnold Petersen (1885-1976) was the author of more than 50 books and pamphlets during his long career; he served as General Secretary of the SLP from 1914 to 1969. Olive M. Johnson, Petersen's slightly older contemporary, was editor of The Weekly People, official organ of the SLP, from 1918 to 1938. Both Johnson and Petersen were tireless defenders of De Leon's legacy, maintaining through their entire careers a hostile separation from other left groups in the U.S., particularly the CPUSA and the Socialist Party of America.