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Sat May 2, 2015, 07:42 PM

3. They were called "Sewer Socialists".

With the creation of the Socialist Party of America, this group formed the core of an element that favored democratic socialism over orthodox Marxism, de-emphasizing social theory and revolutionary rhetoric in favor of honest government and efforts to improve public health. The Sewer Socialists fought to clean up what they saw as "the dirty and polluted legacy of the Industrial Revolution",[3] cleaning up neighborhoods and factories with new sanitation systems, city-owned water and power systems, and improved education. This approach is sometimes called "constructive socialism".[4]The movement has its origins in the organization of the Social Democratic Party, a precursor to the Socialist Party of America.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sewer_Socialism

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