Debs and the War: His Canton Speech and His Trial in the Federal Court at Cleveland, September, 1918. Eugene Debs.
Debs and the War: His Canton Speech and His Trial in the Federal Court at Cleveland, September, 1918
Debs and the War: His Canton Speech and His Trial in the Federal Court at Cleveland, September, 1918
Debs and the War: His Canton Speech and His Trial in the Federal Court at Cleveland, September, 1918
Debs and the War: His Canton Speech and His Trial in the Federal Court at Cleveland, September, 1918

Debs and the War: His Canton Speech and His Trial in the Federal Court at Cleveland, September, 1918

Chicago: National Office Socialist Party, [1925]. Black and white photographs. Stapled wraps. Octavo. 64 pages. Very good. Some light stains and mild edge wear. Binding sound.

Eugene Debs was a five-time U.S. Presidential nominee of the Socialist Party between 1900 and 1920. His last campaign was run while he was in the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary, imprisoned for the speech reproduced herein.

Debs' 1918 speech at Canton, Ohio was highly critical of President Woodrow Wilson and World War I, and urged resistance to the military draft. He was arrested and charged with 10 counts of sedition, ultimately being sentenced to 10 years in Federal prison. His sentence was commuted by President Harding in December of 1921.

An interesting and rather scarce piece of American political and social history.


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