May Wood Simons

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May Wood Simons (1876-1948) from a Socialist Party postcard, circa 1914.

May Wood Simons (May 10, 1876 – December 3, 1948) was an American writer, teacher, and socialist.[1] Simons was the translator of several books by German-speaking European Marxists, including Wilhelm Liebknecht and Karl Kautsky. Simons was the wife of Algie Martin Simons.

May Wood Simons' papers are held by the Wisconsin Historical Society.[2]

Works[edit]

Writings[edit]

  • Woman and the Social Problem. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Co., 1899.
  • "Education and Socialism," International Socialist Review, Vol 1, No. 10,(April 1, 1901).[3]
  • "Art and Socialism," International Socialist Review, Vol. 2, No. 10 (April 1902), pp. 710–714.
  • Socialism and the Organized Labor Movement. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Co., n.d. [1903].
  • "Ground in the Mill," The Evolutionist, vol. 1, no. 3 (Sept. 1909), pp. 98–102.
  • Everyday Problems in Economics. Chicago: American Technical Society, 1945.

Translations[edit]

  • Wilhelm Liebknecht, Socialism: What It Is and What It Seeks to Accomplish. (Translator.) 1897.
  • Karl Kautsky, Frederick Engels: His Life, His Work and His Writings. (Translator.) Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Co., 1899.
  • Karl Kautsky, The Social Revolution. (Translator.) Chicago: Charles H. Kerr & Co., 1916.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Mari Jo Buhle, Women and American Socialism, 1870-1920. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1981; pp. 166–169.
  2. ^ Algie M. Simons and May Wood Simons Papers, 1901-1951
  3. ^ "Education and Socialism". Marxist Internet Archive. Retrieved November 30, 2019.

Further reading[edit]

  • Allen Ruff, "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr & Company, Radical Publishers. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

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