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]




  • 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.


  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

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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