The offficial publisher of the Trotskyist movement was Pioneer Publishers, with offices at 100 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Pioneer had a number of titles in print which preceded the formation of the SWP on December 31, 1937.

Beginning in the summer of 1937, following the expulsion of the Left Wing from the Socialist Party of America, the proto-SWP restarted their weekly newspaper in New York, The Socialist Appeal, the editor of which was Max Shachtman. The paper went to twice-weekly publication starting Feb. 1, 1939. This change was short-lived, as the paper had reverted to weekly publication by early 1940. The name of this publication was hanged back to The Militant early in 1941.

From January 1938, the party published a monthly theoretical magazine, The New International. Editors were James Burnham and Max Shachtman, and the Business Manager was Martin Abern. The party was also close to the independent left wing literary magazine Partisan Review at the time of its launching in 1938.

The SWP seems to have operated the Labor Book Store, located at 28 E 12th Street, New York, from 1938. In the summer of 1939, the location was moved to 116 University Place in New York City, an office shared with The Socialist Appeal.



Trotsky, Leon. The Third International After Lenin. Introduction by Max Schachtman. John G. Wright, trans.hardcover. $2.50 (327 pp.) -x

Trotsky, Leon. Whither France? John G. Wright and Harold R. Isaacs, trans. hardcover and paperback. 75¢ and 50¢ (160 pp.) -x



American Committee for the Defense of Leon Trotsky. World Voices on the Moscow Trials: A Compilation from the Labor and Liberal Press of the World. xxx -x



James, C.L.R. World Revolution, 1917-1936. hardcover. $3.50

Shachtman, Max. Behind the Moscow Trials. hardcover and paperback. 75¢ and 25¢ -x

Serge, Victor. From Lenin to Stalin. Ralph Manheim, trans. paperback. 50¢ -x

Serge, Victor. Russia Twenty Years After. hardcover. $2.00

Trotsky, Leon. Lessons of October. John G. Wright, trans. Introduction by Maurice Spector. hardcover and paperback. 75¢ and 50¢ (125 pp.) -x

Trotsky, Leon. The Stalin School of Falsification. hardcover. $2.50



Adler, Friedrich. The Witchcraft Trial in Moscow. Preface by Norman Thomas 10¢ -x

Burnham, James. The People's Front -- The New Betrayal. 15¢ -x

Trotsky, Leon. I Stake My Life! Trotsky's Address to the NY Hippodrome Meeting. 5¢ (24 pp.) -x

Trotsky, Leon. In Defense of the Soviet Union: A Compilation, 1927-1937. 10¢ -x

Trotsky, Leon. SStalinism and Bolshevism: Concerning the HIstorical and Theoretical Roots of the Fourth International. 10¢ (40 pp.) -x

Trotsky, Leon. The Suppressed Testament of Lenin. 10¢

Trotsky, Leon. War and the Fourth International: Theses of the International Communist League. 10¢ (36 pp.; Trotsky not credited as author, but listed as such in ad in Aug. 1942 issue of Fourth International.)

-----. Why Did They Confess? A Study fo the Radek-Piatakov Trial. 10¢



Guérin, Daniel. Fascism and Big Business. With introductory essay by Dwight MacDonald. hardcover and paperback. $2.00 and $1.00. (337 pp.; October 1938)

Morrow, Felix. Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Spain. hardcover and paperback. $1.00 and 50¢ (202 pp.; June 1938)



Preis, Art. America's Permanent Depression. 3¢ (September 1938)

Trotsky Leon Sedoff: Son -- Friend -- Fighter. -- 10¢ (32 pp.; published by Young People's Sociaist League [4th Internationalists])

Shachtman, Max. How to Fight War: Isolation? Collective Security? Relentless Class Struggle? 10¢ (published by Socialist Workers Party and Young People's Socialist League [4th Internationalists]) -x

-----. Declaration of Principles and Constitution of the Socialist Workers' Party (Adopted at the Foundation Convention, Chicago, Dec. 31, 1937 - Jan. 1-2-3, 1938). (published by Socialist Workers Party) -x



Burnham, James. Let the People Vote on War! xxx -x

Johnson, J.R. Labor and the Second World War. 5¢ (December 1939)

Johnson, J.R. Why Negroes Should Oppose the War. 5¢ (November 1939)


In May 1940, following the departure of New International editors James Burnham and Max Shachtman and Business Manager Martin Abern from the SWP to form the Workers Party (taking with them the name of the old theoretical publication), the Socialist Workers Party launched a new theoretical magazine, entitled The Fourth International. The editorial board of the new monthly magazine was: James Cannon, Albert Goldman, Joseph Hansen, Felix Morrow, and George Novack. The General Manager was George Clarke. The SWP retained the office space at 116 University Place, New York City as the headquarters for its new magazine, as well as the newspaper The Socialist Appeal.


Cannon, James P. The Struggle for a Proletarian Party. xxx (republished as first part of book by same name in 1943)

Cannon, James P. To the Memory of the Old Man. 5¢ (15 pp.; October 1940)

Goldman, Albert. Why We Defend the Soviet Union.

Trotsky, Leon. Manifesto of the Fourth International on the Imperialist War and the Proletarian Revolution. 15¢ (48 pp.; Authorship not listed on cover, but promoted as such in the pages of Fourth International after Trotsky's assassination; August 1940) -x

Phonograph Records

Trotsky, Leon. Trotsky Speaks. $5.00 (two 78 rpm discs, message to American comrades made on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the 4th international; October 1940)



Goldman, Albert. The Assassination of Leon Trotsky: The Proofs of Stalin's Guilt. 15¢ (74 pp.; January 1941)



Trotsky, Leon. In Defense of Marxism (Against the Petty-Bourgeois Opposition). Introduction by Joseph Hansen and William F. Warde. hardcover and paperback. $2.00 and $1.50 (Dec. 21, 1942)



Cannon, James P. Socialism on Trial: The Official Court Record of James P. Cannon's Testimony in the Famous Minneapolis "Sedition" Trial. 10¢ (116 pp.; February 1942)

Cannon, James P. The Workers and the Second World War: Speech by James P. Cannon to the Tenth National Convention of the Socialist Workers Party (Oct. 2-4, 1942): With the Political Resolutions Adopted by the Convention. xxx -x

Goldman, Albert. In Defense of Socialism: The Official Court Record of Albert Goldman's Final Speech for the Defense in the Famous Minneapolis "Sedition" Trial. 10¢ (100 pp.; February 1942)

Munis, Grandizo and Cannon, James P. Marxist Policy in the Minneapolis Trial: 1. A Criticism by Grandizo Munis; 2. An Answer by James P. Cannon. 25¢ (June 1942)

Parker, Albert. The March on Washington: One Year After. 3¢ (June 1942)

Trotsky, Leon. Their Morals and Ours. 20¢ (48 pp.; July 1942)

-----. To the Workers and Peasants of India: Manifesto of the Fourth International. 5¢ (24 pp.) -x



Cannon, James P. The Struggle for a Proletarian Party. hardcover and paperback. $2.00 and $1.50. (320 pp.; June 1943) -x

Lang, Frederick J. Maritime: A Historical Sketch; A Workers' Program. paperback. (182 pp.; May 1943)



Cannon, James P. The End of the Comintern. With The Manifesto of the 4th International. 10¢ (36 pp.; October 1943) -x

Charles, C. Your Standard of Living -- What's Happening to It? 5¢ (32 pp.)

Dobbs, Farrell. Trade Union Problems. 10¢ (44 pp.)

Goldman, Albert. What is Socialism? 10¢ (48 pp.)

Parker, Albert. Negroes in the Post-War World. 5¢ (32 pp.)

Saunders, John and Parker, Albert [Breitman, George and Burch, Arthur]. The Struggle for Negro Equality: Program of the Socialist Workers Party. 5¢ (32 pp.) -x

Varlin, Eugene. The Negro and the US Army. 5¢ (32 pp.)



Cannon, James P. The History of American Trotskyism: Report of a Participant. xxx -x



Cannon, James P. Socialism on Trial: The Official Court Record of James P. Cannon's Testimony in the Famous Minneapolis "Sedition" Trial. 10¢ (116 pp.; 2nd Printing -- first edition was Feb. 1942) -x

Cannon, James P. et al. Why We Are in Prison. xxx -x

Goldman, Albert. In Defense of Socialism: The Official Court Record of Albert Goldman's Final Speech for the Defense in the Famous Minneapolis "Sedition" Trial. 10¢ (2nd Printing -- first edition was Feb. 1942) -x

Trotsky, Leon. Fascism: What it is and How to Fight It. xxx -x



-----. The United States and the Second World War; -and- The European Revolution and Tasks of the Revolutionary Party; -and- Resolutions of Eleventh Convention of the American Trotskyist Movement. xxx -x