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365 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

In October 1880, a group of greenback-socialists took out a one-year lease on the fourth floor of a building at 365 Fulton Street in Brooklyn. There they established the Spread the Light Hall and held the first meeting of the … Continue reading

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Matthew Maguire

Matthew Maguire – a machinist from Paterson, New Jersey – was usually secretary of the organizations he joined and rarely appeared on the front line of the agitation he supported. If he stood on the platform, he was likely to … Continue reading

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The Irish Land League movement

The Irish National Land League was established in late 1879 with the republican and Fenian Michael Davitt as the prominent founder, and Charles Stewart Parnell, a radical, but parliamentary-oriented, aristocratic MP, as its President. The principal purposes were the reduction … Continue reading

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Socialistic Labor Party

The party had initially been founded in 1876 as the Workingmen’s Party, as a result of the merger of four groups including Marx’s Internal Workingmen’s Association (the First International) which had moved its headquarters from Europe to New York. Initially, … Continue reading

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