Hornets in the Hive : Socialists in Early Twentieth-Century Utah
Utah Historical Quarterly
McCormick sketches the scope of the Socialist party activity in Utah in the first two decades of the twentieth century. Taking a representative look at the kinds of people who were members of the party, and suggests areas for further research. It was active throughout the state with locals existing in 20 of Utah's 29 counties. It attracted widespread support with 40 percent of its members being affiliated with the Mormon Church and having a strong working-class base. It also had considerable impact in the state's labor organizations and elected almost 100 members to public office during its period of activity.