The Left Wing Manifesto is the name bestowed upon two distinct programmatic documents of the Left Wing Section of the Socialist Party during the factional war in the Socialist Party of America of 1919.
The first document, the "Left Wing Manifesto of the Left Wing Section of Local Greater New York" was the program over which the split of the Socialist Party of America into Left and Right factions was fought. It was created in January 1919.
The second document, the "Left Wing Manifesto of the Left Wing National Council", was a document produced at the end of June 1919, well after the factional battle lines had been hardened. This latter document was used as a pretext for prosecutions of several key radical leaders by the state of New York.
"Left Wing Manifesto" issued by Left Wing Section, Local Greater New York
At the end of 1918, following the termination of American participation in World War I and in the wake of the party's poor showing in the November elections, a radi