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Dannenberg, Karl. The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism - Image 28. 1919. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. August 9, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1375/show/1362.

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Dannenberg, Karl. (1919). The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism - Image 28. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/1375/show/1362

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Title The road to power, or, the constructive elements of socialism
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Dannenberg, Karl
Publisher Literature Bureau of the Workers' International Industrial Union
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Detroit, Michigan
Date 1919
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
  • Labor unions
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 33 pages: chart; 17 cm.
Original Item Location HX86.D25 1919
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304529~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Transcript T 26 THE ROAD TO POWER their proper answer will furnish the material for the article just referred to. The Industrial Unions, like all organizations in society, whether of capitalists or workers matters not, are a product of certain economic conditions, just as the Guilds or Craft Unions emanated from a certain phase of capitalist development, and exhaled the spirit of a definite historic epoch, so the Industral Union is also the child of a certain stage in capitalist production, and organizes in conformity with a definite class psychology and class-consciousness, elements which again are projected by a certain epoch in the development of Capitalism. Every historical epoch produces its social institutions absolutely in conformity or accord with the economic requirements of the times. This fundamental precept also applies to the organizations of the workers. As we are aware, the Industrial Union is a fruit of full-fledged capitalist production—a production concentrated and centralized to its highest possible potentialities. The small semi-patriarchal production in the first stages of Capitalism, also created similar Guild organizations amongst journeymen, artisans, etc.; and the more or less developed craft establishments and associations of a later period amongst the masters, again gave birth to Craft Unions of the workers; the same as the centralization and trustification in the craft interests of Capital upon a national and international scale led to a similar centralization and amalgamation of tbe of the workers' craft organizations; and in a like manner will the welding of the innumerable craft interests of the bourgeoisie into gigantic industrial units, the consolidation and organization of the craft organizations amongst the capitalists into homogeneous industries, exercise an irresistible influence upon the workers, finally actuating and compelling them to follow suit. The Craft Unions