Eugene V. Debs' CANTON SPEECH Socialist Party of the United States

SKU 00719B

Pamphlet containing the famous speech of Eugene Debs in Canton, Ohio, 1918. 5 x 6 1/2", 32 pages, with the famous photograph of Debs with prison bars in the background. Some overall wear and a stain on the cover bottom center. After delivering the speech, Debs was arrested for intending to "cause and incite insubordination, disloyalty, mutiny and refusal of duty in the military" as well as for trying "to obstruct the recruiting and enlistment service of the United States." Debs was stripped of his citizenship and incarcerated until December, 1921, when he received a pardon from President Harding. Debs would be the presidential nominee of the Socialist Party in 1920 while in jail.

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