APRIL 13, 2011 WED 7:30PM
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Founded in 1886 by Unitarian (who moved rapidly leftwards!) Charles H. Kerr, the Charles H Kerr Publishing Co. has been a mainstay of non-sectarian left publishing, and culture since its inception. The first to publish Marx’s Capital in English, and the pre-eminent publisher of the IWW for the last century, please join Kerr Co. biographer Allen Ruff, and current Kerr Co. Publisher Penelope Rosemont in interrogating, analyzing and celebrating the previous 125, and looking forward to the next.
Allen Ruff is an independent writer, and researcher. His history of the Kerr Co. remains not only the definitive account of this remarkable publisher, but of the social movements and literature of which it was an integral part during the first few decades of the 20th century.
Penelope Rosemont is a poet, surrealist, writer, activist and publisher.