NYC Showing Concrete Socialism in Red
- NYC Showing Concrete Socialism in Red
- Full Title:
- Map of New York City Showing Concrete Socialism in Red and Private Enterprises in White.
- Persuasive Maps: PJ Mode Collection
- Vrooman, Walter, 1869-
- Date posted:
- ID Number:
- New York City
Politics & Government
- 100 x 39
- Collector's Notes:
- A powerful example of color used to make a point.
Vrooman was a socialist reformer who had worked for the cause across the country (Phillips 1952, 47). His book describes hundreds of cases in which "one business after another, one activity after another has been taken by different countries and municipalities throughout the world from the realm of private enterprise." This compilation, he asserts, "cannot but prove to the most unwilling mind, that... the whole trend of our time is toward some form of fraternal socialism as against our present paternal individualism." (Vrooman, 10).
His view "can be seen in one moment by a look at our map of New York City, which, although the centre of plutocratic lawlessness in America, shows that nearly one-half its surface is administered by the public, by means of City, State and National Governments, for the common benefit of all the people," (Ibid. 8), particularly the public streets and parks.
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- Vrooman, Walter. 1895. Government Ownership in Production and Distribution. Being an account of 337 now existing National and Municipal Undertakings in the 100 Principal Countries of the World. Baltimore: Patriotic Literature Publishing Co.
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- P.J. Mode collection of persuasive cartography
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