Between the 1930s and the 1950s the revolutionary socialist press in the USA had talented cartoonists such as “Carlo” (Jesse Cohen).
A new collection of their work gives a snapshot history of the times — the rise of the mass trade union movement in the USA, the great strike wave of 1945-6, the fight against "Jim Crow" racism, World War Two, the imposition of Stalinism on Eastern Europe...
It puts socialist policy proposals — opening the books of the corporations, organising workers' defence guards... — in vivid form.
For readers who already know a bit about the politics, it gives an illustrated mini-history of the struggles and activities of the revolutionary socialist movement in the era of turmoil between the great capitalist disruption of 1929 and the restabilising of the system (for the time being) in the early 1950s.
• In an era of wars and revolutions, by Carlo and others, edited by Sean Matgamna. 312 pages, £8.99. To order by post, pay £8.99 plus £1.60 postage here