Ancestors of the Proletariat
Tercentenary of the English Revolution: 1649-1949
James, C.L.R. (as G.F. Eckstein)
Publisher: Fourth International
Year Published: 1949
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX7262
After Charles I had been executed, the Levellers aimed directly at the overthrow of the military government of Cromwell in the name of the people. The great political act of the abolition of the monarchy, dramatized in the execution of the King, was in their eyes entirely subordinate to the positive reorganization of society.