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Democracy's prisoner : Eugene V. Debs, the great war, and the right to dissent

Author: Ernest Freeberg
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"1920, socialist leader Eugene V. Debs ran for president while serving a ten-year jail term for speaking against America's role In World War I. Though many called Debs a traitor, others praised him as a prisoner of conscience, a martyr to the cause of free speech. Nearly a million Americans agreed, voting for a man whom the government had branded an enemy to his country." "In this narrative, Ernest Freeberg shows  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographie
Biography
History
Named Person: Eugene V Debs; Eugene V Debs; Eugene V Debs; Eugene V Debs; Eugene Victor Debs; Eugene V Debs
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest Freeberg
ISBN: 9780674027923 0674027922 9780674057203 0674057201
OCLC Number: 179801038
Awards: David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in Legal History or Biography, 2008.
Description: 380 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Prologue: free speech campaign --
Dangerous man --
Never be a soldier --
War declarations --
Canton picnic --
Cleveland --
Appeal --
Long trolley to prison --
Moundsville --
Atlanta Penitentiary --
An amnesty business on every block --
Candidate 9653 --
The trials of A. Mitchell Palmer --
The last campaign --
Lonely obstinacy --
Free speech and normalcy --
Last flicker of the dying candle --
Epilogue: amnesty and the birth of civil liberties --
Notes --
Archives consulted --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Ernest Freeberg.
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