Socialist Labor Party

(SLP)
   Originally formed in 1877 and led by Daniel De Leon, the SLP was the first national Marxist party in the United States. The SLP had some success in attracting support in the 1890s, but expectation that it would be even more successful during the Great Depression turned out to be misplaced. In 1932, its presidential candidate, Verne L. Reynolds, received only 34,028 votes. In 1936, with John W. Aiken as the candidate, the vote fell to 12,790. Support for the party appeared to rise in 1944 with 45,226 votes, probably a reflection of wartime sympathy with the Soviet Union, but this did not continue. Under the leadership of Eric Hass, there was another revival in fortunes in the late 1950s and 1960s, but the SLP was always a minority party. It did not put forward a presidential candidate after 1976.

Historical Dictionary of the Roosevelt–Truman Era . . 2015.

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