It was this instance that provoked from Eugene V. Debs
, national leader of the American socialists at the time, the following words: "The labor leaders that cannot be bribed nor bullied, must be ambushed and murdered.
The traditional rally with speakers and music will highlight about the origins and traditions of Labor Day, Woodstock's own connection through Eugene V. Debs
and the aftermath of the Pullman Strike of 1894, and the continued relevance of the labor movement and democratic values today.
There is the case of Eugene V. Debs
, the greatest of America's Socialists, from a century ago.
Tucker, and Emma Goldman; the dissident economists Henry George, Brooks Adams; and Thorstein Veblen; the militant liberals John Peter Altgeld, Lincoln Steffens, and Randolph Bourne; and the socialists Daniel De Leon, Eugene V. Debs
, and John Reed.
Henry passed a few mercifully quiet hours on the front during World War I, from which he emerged an admirer of the Socialist Eugene V. Debs
. The noble Debs, a patriot of Terre Haute, Indiana, spent almost three years in a federal prison for a Hall of Fameworthy 1918 speech in which he told an audience in Canton, Ohio, "you are fit for something better than slavery and cannon fodder." (Priggish despot Woodrow Wilson refused to release Debs after the war; that act of justice was left to a far better man, the peaceful Warren G.
Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs
, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent.
A few days ago I wrote Howard asking if he'd consider working on a film about the great Socialist labor leader Eugene V. Debs
, whose story Howard's books have uniquely illuminated.
Any citizen, student, or teacher seeking to make sense of the post 9/11 world would do well to consult this volume on the imprisonment of perennial Socialist Party Presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs
for his dissent to American participation in the First World War.
Originally published in 1947, The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene V. Debs
is now in a new 2007 edition featuring an introduction by historian Mike Davis.
The reason I agreed to review this reissue of Nick Salvatore's fine, 1982 biography of Eugene V. Debs
, America's most successful and popular socialist leader, is personal.
The figures who march across the pages of Look Homeward, America include the Iowa regionalist painter Grant Wood (American Gothic), the Ohio copperhead congressman Clement Vallandigham, the socialists Eugene V. Debs
and Mother Jones, the contemporary rural Maine novelist and militia maven Carolyn Chute, the former New York congressmen Augustus Frank Jr.
Darrow defended many figures in some of America's most famous court cases, including socialist Eugene V. Debs
in the Pullman Strike of 1894 and young Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb in a sensational Chicago murder trial in 1924.