Book Discussion on Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist

Mr. Salvatore talked about the second edition of his book, Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist, published by University of Illinois… read more

Mr. Salvatore talked about the second edition of his book, Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist, published by University of Illinois Press. He described Debs' life (1855 - 1926) and his leadership of the U.S. Socialist Party. Debs was nominated by the Socialist Party five times as its presidential candidate. Mr. Salvatore talked about Debs' connection to the American labor movement and his support for the rights of workers and the American tradition of dissent. After his presentation the author responded to audience members' questions. 

The first edition of this book was published in 1982 and was the recipient of the Bancroft Prize and the American Historical Association’s John H. Dunning Prize in U.S. History. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Book Discussion on Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist

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Ithaca, New York, United States
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Aug 18, 2007
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Sep 3, 2007

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  • Aug 18, 2007 | 12:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 03, 2007 | 9:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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