#1 - The Old Umbrella Mender
Labor and Freedom
"While there is a lower class I am in it; While there is a criminal class I am of it; While there is a soul in prison I am not free." (Eugene V. Debs)
This collection of essays charts the thought and character of Eugene V. Debs. Debs was an influential early American labor leader, a founding member of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), and a Presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America.
In these essays, Debs employs his characteristically fiery rhetoric in a spirited defense of worker's rights, organized labor, women's suffrage, class solidarity, and the principles of economic socialism.
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