For a generation the general strike had been the dream of organized labour, which dream had arisen originally in the mind of Debs
, one of the great labour leaders of thirty years before.
, 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.
"For Heaven's sake, pop thy hands under the pump, Deb
! Upon my soul, if the London folk only knowed of thee and thy slovenly ways, they'd swaller their milk and butter more mincing than they do a'ready; and that's saying a good deal."
was born in 1855 in Terre Haute, Indiana, population 8,500, where religion and community played an important role at all gatherings.
Those last words were quoted by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes in writing the court's unanimous decision that Debs
had violated the Espionage Act because his words, with draft-age youngsters in the crowd, "would obstruct the recruiting or enlistment service." Debs
was sentenced to ten years in prison.
Although the ideal of respectable, temperate manhood articulated by Debs
and other brotherhood leaders involved bodily control in the best Victorian, bourgeois fashion, they also emphasized the physical aspects of railroading.
It is slightly surprising, especially when one considers that Debs
The Best clocked 29.34sec while Shopitaly was beaten three parts of a length by Group Tycoon in a slower 29.77sec.
EUGENE VICTOR DEBS
remained constantly in the American public eye from the time of his trial for refusing to obey a federal injunction during the Pullman strike of 1894.
Gentle Rebel presents Debs
as a dedicated leader of a Third Party movement.
Eugene Victor Debs
played an important role in popularizing ideas and ideals which were denounced as radical, even "unAmerican," in the early part of the 20th century.
Vanzetti's letter is one of more than 1,500 written to or by Eugene Debs
collected in the three-volume Letters Of Eugene V Debs
, edited by J.
And this year lining up in Edinburgh with thousands of other women, men and young people will be Debs
and her daughter Phoebe.