Eugene V. Debs, Presidential Contender

Historians Ernest Freeberg and Lisa Phillips talked about the political career of Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), who founded several labor unions and… read more

Historians Ernest Freeberg and Lisa Phillips talked about the political career of Eugene V. Debs (1855-1926), who founded several labor unions and represented the Socialist Party of America as candidate for president. He ran five times, the last time from prison in 1920 when he received almost a million votes, and even though he lost he changed political history. Silent film clips of Mr. Debs were shown and a video clip of Senator Bernie Sanders being interviewed about Mr. Debs. The historians responded to telephone calls and electronic communications from the home that Eugene Debs had built in 1890 and lived in until his death.

The Contenders: They Lost the Election But Changed Political History” is a C-SPAN series of live programs about 14 presidential candidates before 1996 who lost the election but who had a lasting effect on U.S. politics. close

Report Video Issue

People in this video

  • Ernest Freeberg Distinguished Professor University of Tennessee, Knoxville->Humanities
  • Lisa A. W. Phillips Assistant Professor Indiana State University->History Department
More People

Books

  • Democracy's Prisoner
  • Your purchase helps support C-SPAN

    Click here to learn how

    C-SPAN.org offers links to books featured on the C-SPAN networks to make it simpler for viewers to purchase them. C-SPAN has agreements with retailers that share a small percentage of your purchase price with our network. For example, as an Amazon Associate, C-SPAN earns money from your qualifying purchases. However, C-SPAN only receives this revenue if your book purchase is made using the links on this page.

    Any revenue realized from this program goes into a general account to help fund C-SPAN operations.

    Please note that questions regarding fulfillment, customer service, privacy policies, or issues relating to your book orders should be directed to the Webmaster or administrator of the specific bookseller's site and are their sole responsibility.

Hosting Organization

Series

More Series

Books

More information about

Eugene V. Debs, Presidential Contender

9,155 Views
Program ID:
301271-1
Category:
C-SPAN Specials
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Terre Haute, Indiana, United States
First Aired:
Sep 30, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 05, 2016 | 3:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Sep 30, 2011 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 30, 2011 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 02, 2011 | 10:30am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 22, 2011 | 10:07pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jun 24, 2012 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 24, 2012 | 7:30pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 24, 2012 | 10:31pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2016 | 8:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2016 | 11:57am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2016 | 3:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2016 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2016 | 11:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 05, 2016 | 3:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
Purchase a Download

Eugene V. Debs, Presidential Contender

  • MP3 audio - Standard
    Price:
    $0.99

User Created Clips from This Video

View all clips from this video