A bibliography of Charles H. Kerr and Company, 1899-1928
This page provides a list of the books published by Charles H. Kerr
Publishing Company between 1899 and 1928, which Allen Ruff refers to
as the company's socialist period in his Ph.D. dissertation entitled
"We Called Each Other Comrade!": Charles H. Kerr and the Charles
H. Kerr and Company, Publishers, 1886-1928.
In large part, this is just a slightly revised version of Ruff's
bibliography. What small changes I made were possible only because of
the advent of the web, and not because of any shortcomings in Ruff's
research. In fact, his book on the Charles H. Kerr and Company, which
has the same title as his dissertation but, I think, lacks the
bibliography, is mandatory reading for anyone interested in the history
of the left of the Socialist Party of America in its years as a fighting
All these books are in the public domain. Many of them can be found
in full, in one edition or another, at the Internet Archive, Project
Gutenberg, or the Marxists Internet Archive.
As of fall 2020, I am updating entries with links to scanned copies
of the exact book (i.e., the scan's copyright or publication date has to
match the year of the entry).
Marxist History site has a long list of Charles H. Kerr and Company
publications by author.
- A Study in Government by Henry E. Allen. 32 pages.
- Plutocracy or Nationalism? Which? by Edward Bellamy.
- Plutocracy's Statistics by Henry L. Bliss. 32 pages.
- Uncle Sam in Business by Daniel Bond.
- The Impending Crisis by Basil A. Bouroff. 196 pages.
- After Capitalism What? by William Thurston Brown. 29 pages.
- The Axe at the Root by William Thurston Brown. 29 pages.
- The Real Religion of To-Day by William Thurston Brown.
- The Relation of Religion to Social Ethics by William Thurston Brown.
- The Emancipation of the Workers by Raphael Buck.
- How I Acquired My Millions by W.A. Corey.
- A Political Quack Doctor by W.A. Corey.
- Socialism, Utopian and Scientific by Frederick Engels. Translated by Edward Aveling.
- A Plea for the Unity of American Socialists by George D. Herron. 8 pages.
- American Communities by William Alfred Hinds. 433 pages.
- Socialist Songs Adapted to Familiar Tunes. Compiled by Charles H. Kerr. 30 pages.
- Socialist Songs without Music. Compiled by Charles H. Kerr. 30 pages.
- Socialism in French Municipalities by Charles H. Kerr and Algie Martin Simons.
- Appeal to the Young by Peter Kropotkin. Translated by H.M. Hyndman. 26 pages.
- Socialism and the Intellectuals by Paul Lafargue. Translated by Charles H. Kerr. 22 pages.
- Economic Evolution by Paul Lafargue. Translated by Charles H. Kerr 31 pages.
- Science and Socialism by Robert Rives La Monte and The Mission of the Working Class by Charles H. Vail. 29 pages.
- No Compromise, No Political Trading by Wilhelm Liebknecht. Translated by Algie Martin Simons and Marcus Hitch. 64 pages.
- Socialism and Trade Unionism by Daniel Lynch and Trade Unions and Socialism by Max S. Hayes.
- How to Work for Socialism by Water Thomas Mills. 32 pages.
- Letters from New America; or, an Attempt at Practical Socialism by Clark Edmund Persinger. 89 pages.
- Socialism and Farmers by Algie Martin Simons. 29 pages
- The Socialist Campaign Book of 1900 by the Socialist Party National Campaign Committee. 151 pages.
- The Trust Question by Charles H. Vail. 26 pages.
- Principles of Scientific Socialism by Charles H. Vail. 237 pages.
- God's Children; A Modern Allegory by James Allman.
- Oratory; Its Requirements and Its Rewards by John Peter Altgeld. 65 pages.
- Open Letter from a Catholic to Pope Leo by William I. Brown. 15 pages.
- The Axe at the Root by William Thurston Brown. Second edition. 29 pages.
- The Relation of Religion to Social Ethics by William Thurston Brown. Second edition.
- Shoes, Pigs and Problems by Evelyn Gladys. 15 pages.
- Why I Am a Socialist by George D. Herron.
- Industrial Democracy by J.W. Kelley.
- The Republic of Plato by Plato. Translated by Alexander Kerr.
- Catalogue of Books on Socialism, Modern Science, etc. by Charles H. Kerr. 32 pages.
- The Folly of Being "Good" by Charles H. Kerr. 30 pages.
- Socialist Songs with Music by Charles H. Kerr. New edition. 34 pages.
- Socialism and the Home by May Walden Kerr. 32 pages.
- Karl Marx: Biographical Memoirs by Wilhelm Liebknecht. Translated by Ernest Untermann. 181 pages.
- A Sketch of Social Evolution by H.W. Boyd Mackay.
- Beyond the Black Ocean by Reverend T. McGrady. 304 pages.
- The Principles of Social Progress by James Bale Mormon. 248 pages.
- Socialism vs. Anarchism by Algie Martin Simons. 30 pages.
- What the Socialists Would Do If They Won in this City by Algie Martin Simons. 24 pages.
- Platform, Resolutions and Constitution of the Socialist Party by the Socialist Party. 31 pages.
- Intemperance and Poverty by T. Twining. 32 pages.
- Collectivism and Industrial Development by Emile Vandervelde. Translated by Charles H. Kerr. 199 pages.
- The Kingdom of God and Socialism by Robert M. Webster.
- Trusts and Imperialism by H. Gaylord Wilshire. 26 pages.
- The Socialist Catechism by Charles E. Cline. 105 pages.
- Pagan vs. Christian Civilizations by S.H. Comings.
- Henry Ashton: A Thrilling Story and How the Famous Co-operative Commonwealth Was Established in Zanland by Robert Addison Dague.
- Eugene Victor Debs: His Life, Writings and Speeches by Eugene Debs. 515 pages.
- The Socialization of Humanity by Charles Kendall Franklin. 481 pages.
- Mind and Body: Hypnotism and Suggestion Applied in Therapeutics and Education by Alvan C. Halphide.
- The Psychic and Psychism by Alvan C. Halphide.
- The Day of Judgment by George D. Herron. 30 pages.
- Objectors to Socialism Answered by Charles C. Hitchcock. 32 pages.
- An Equitable Exchange System by Alfred R. Justice.
- A Socialist Publishing House by Charles H. Kerr. 31 pages.
- Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola. Translated by Charles H. Kerr. 246 pages.
- American Pauperism and the Abolition of Poverty by Isadore Ladoff. 230 pages.
- A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx. Translated by N.I. Stone. 314 pages.
- The Philosophy of Socialism by Algie Martin Simons. 26 pages.
- The Pride of Intellect by Franklin H. Wentworth. 25 pages.
- The Evolution of Man by Wilhelm Bölsche. Translated by Ernest Untermann. 160 pages.
- Socialist Songs, Dialogue, and Recitations, compiled by Josephine R. Cole. 55 pages.
- Germs of Mind in Plants by R.H. France. Translated by Algie Martin Simons. 147 pages.
- Thoughts of a Fool by Evelyn Gladys. 258 pages.
- The Folly of Being "Good" by Charles H. Kerr. New edition. 25 pages.
- Socialism and Human Nature: Do They Conflict? by Murray King. 30 pages.
- The End of the World by Max Wilhelm Meyer. Translated by Margaret Wagner. 140 pages.
- Better-World Philosophy: A Sociological Synthesis by J. Howard Moore.
- Katherine Breshkovsky--"For Russia's Freedom." by Ernest Poole. 29 pages.
- Forces That Make For Socialism in America by John Spargo. 32 pages.
- A Socialist View of Mr. Rockefeller by John Spargo. 25 pages.
- Science and Revolution by Ernest Untermann. 195 pages.
- The Rose Door by Estelle Baker. Second edition. 202 pages.
- Evolution of Man by Wilhelm Bölsche. Translated by Ernest Untermann. Second edition. 160 pages.
- Our Mental Enslavement by Howard H. Caldwell.
- Center Shot Leaflets. Seven pamphlets. 4 pages each.
- Debs: His Life, Writings and Speeches by Eugene Debs. Third edition. 491 pages.
- The Federal Government and the Chicago Strike by Eugene Debs.
- The Socialist Party and the Working Class by Eugene Debs. 30 pages.
- The Question Box by Frank Eastwood. Second edition.
- The Happy Hunting Grounds by James Hightower. 151 pages.
- The Class Struggle (Erfurt Program) by Karl Kautsky. Translated by William E. Bohn. Second edition. 217 pages.
- What to Read on Socialism by Charles H. Kerr.
- The Evolution of Property from Savagery to Civilization by Paul Lafargue. 160 pages.
- Social and Philosophical Studies by Paul Lafargue. Fourth edition.
- How to Kick by Robert Rives La Monte. 14 pages.
- The Art of Lecturing by Arthur M. Lewis. Second edition.
- Rise of the American Proletarian by Austin Lewis. Second edition.
- Poverty of Philosophy by Karl Marx. Second edition.
- The Origin of Great Private Fortunes by Gustavus Myers. 32 pages.
- Class Struggle in America by Algie Martin Simons. Third edition. 64 pages.
- Prince Hagen: a phantasy by Upton Sinclair. 249 pages.
- Socialist Stickers.
- Socialist Post Cards, featuring images of Debs, Warren, London, Marx, Engels, Liebknecht, Lafargue, Carpenter, and Kautsky.
- The Socialists: Who They Are and What They Stand For by John Spargo. Second edition.
- One Big Union by William E. Trautmann.
- Science and Revolution by Ernest Untermann. Second edition. 195 pages.
- Ancient Lowly, Volume I, by C. Osborne Ward. 689 pages.
- Ancient Lowly, Volume II, by C. Osborne Ward. 716 pages.
- Warren's Defiance to the Federal Courts by Fred Warren.
- Socialist Dialogues and Recitations by Josephine R. Cole and Grace Silver. 59 pages.
- Evolution and Revolution by Mark Fisher. 61 pages.
- The High Cost of Living by Karl Kautsky. Translated by Austin Lewis.
- What to Read on Socialism by Charles H. Kerr. Revised edition.
- The New Socialism by Robert Rives La Monte. 32 pages.
- The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx.
- Economic Determinism; or, The Economic Interpretation of History by Lida Parce. 157 pages.
- Outline Studies in the Economic Interpretation of History by Lida Parce.
- Sabotage by Emile Pouget. 107 pages.
- Scientific Socialism Study Course by Local Puyallup, Washington, of the Socialist Party. 30 pages.
- Barbarous Mexico by John Kenneth Turner. 360 pages.
- Advice by Jim Hill. 4 pages.
- Ten Dollars a Day by Charles H. Kerr. 4 pages.
- What Socialists Want by Charles H. Kerr.
- The Struggle Between Science and Superstition by Arthur M. Lewis. 188 pages.
- How the Farmer Can Get His by Mary E. Marcy. 32 pages.
- Wages in Mexican Money by Mary E. Marcy. 4 pages.
- People Who Make and People Who Take by Mary E. Marcy. 4 pages.
- Socialism Defined by Mary E. Marcy
- Whom Do You Work For? by Edward Moore.
- Savage Survivals by J. Howard Moore. 191 pages.
- You and Your Job by Carl Sandburg.
- Workingmen Wanted at Once by Roland D. Sawyer.
- Intemperance and Poverty by T. Twining.
- Working Men and Women by Wheeler and Wixson.
- The Deportations Delirium of Nineteen Twenty by Louis F. Post. 337 pages.
- The Autobiography of Mother Jones by Mary Harris (pseudonym Mother Jones). 242 pages.
- The Amazons: A Marxian Study by Emanuel Kanter. 121 pages.
- The Evolution of War by Emanuel Kanter. 123 pages.
- The Myth of Adam and Eve by Paul Lafargue. Translated by Charles H. Kerr. 68 pages.