The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs. Volume II The Rise and Fall of the American Railway Union, 1892-1896

The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs. Volume II The Rise and Fall of the American Railway Union, 1892-1896

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Synopsis

Tim Davenport and David Walters have extracted the essential core of Debs's life work, illustrating his intellectual journey from conservative editor of the magazine of a racially segregated railway brotherhood to his role as the public face and outstanding voice of social revolution in early twentieth-century America. Well over 1,000 Debs documents will be republished as part of this monumental project, the vast majority seeing print again for the first time since the date of their original publication.

Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926) was a trade unionist, magazine editor, and public orator widely regarded as one of the most important figures in the history of American socialism.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781608467655
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Imprint: Haymarket Books
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DEWEY: 335.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 656
Weight: 1058g
Height: 156mm
Width: 230mm
Spine width: 48mm