Democracy's Prisoner

Democracy's Prisoner

Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent

eBook - 2008
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In 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. In this book, Freeberg shows that the campaign to send Debs from an Atlanta jailhouse to the White House was part of a wider national debate over the right to free speech in wartime. In this story of democracy on trial, Freeberg excavates an extraordinary episode in the history of one of America's most prized ideals.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
ISBN: 9780674037236
0674037235
0674027922
9780674027923
Characteristics: 1 online resource (380 p.) : ill

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