Theory, History, People

Paul Le Blanc


Haymarket Books (Spring 2018, world English rights)

Trade Paper • ISBN-13: 9781608467815 • US $19.00 • 5 1/2 in  x 8 1/2 • 240 pgs



Revolutionary Studies is an insightful and accessible volume that explores the critical interrelationships between revolutionary theory and practice.

This collection of essays examines key concepts in Marxist thought through the ideas of significant twentieth-century revolutionary figures and movements. The book delves into definitions of the working class, social identities, democracy, capitalism, and socialism, among other concepts. Paul Le Blanc also applies these understandings to the Russian, Chinese, Nicaraguan, Indian, and South African revolutionary and postrevolutionary experiences and draws out common themes from these movements that serve as lessons for the struggles of today.


Praise for Lenin and the Revolutionary Party

“A work of unusual strength and coherence, inspired not by academic neutrality but by the deep conviction that there is much to learn from the actual ideas and experiences of Lenin and the revolutionary party he led.”
Michael Löwy 

Praise for Revolution, Democracy, Socialism

“We desperately need the resurrection and revival of the kind of strategic thinking and principled commitment that Lenin epitomised in the era of 1917, and all that it promised. For those interested in this rebirth of the politics of alternative to capitalism, Paul Le Blanc’s account of the democratic, socialist, and revolutionary Lenin will prove indispensable. Reading it is a reminder that what is, need not be, and that what has, seemingly, failed, can be reconstituted anew.”
Bryan Palmer 

Praise for Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience

“Looking back at the tumultuous events associated with revolutionary Marxism in the past century, Paul Le Blancoffers us an insightful, sympathetic, and even-handed assessment of the sources of its dynamism as well as the causes of its decline.”
Walden Bello


Praise for A Short History of the US Working Class

“Exceptional book . . . not just for scholars or even for students, but for the working class. Such books are rare.”

Labor Notes

“Le Blanc’s primer not only informs but should also prove to be a helpful resource.”




Paul Le Blanc is a professor of History at La Roche College, has written on and participated in the U.S. labor, radical and civil rights movements, and is author of Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience, as well as Lenin and the Revolutionary Party and many other books on socialist theory.


A Short History of the U.S. Working Class: From Colonial Times to the Twenty-First Century

Black Liberation and the American Dream: The Struggle for Racial and Economic Justice

From Marx to Gramsci: A Reader in Revolutionary Marxist Politics

Left Americana

Lenin and the Revolutionary Party

Leon Trotsky and the Organizational Principles of the Revolutionary Party

The Passion of Rosa Luxemburg

Trotskyism in the United States: Historical Essays and Reconsiderations

Unfinished Leninism: The Rise and Return of Revolutionary Doctrine


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