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The Election of 1904 (18-26)

Gene Debs seems to have embraced his role as presidential nominee of the Socialist Party in 1904 less grudgingly than he did four years previously. He delivered an acceptance speech to the SPA’s nominating convention in May, sat out the … Continue reading

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Home stretch (18-25)

I’m heading down the home stretch on document compilation and putting on a final kick for the finish line. No time to blog. It will probably take me one week past my Aug. 1 soft deadline to get finished, judging … Continue reading

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Survey of the Debs Correspondence (18-24)

  I spent an hour this week on the deck with a cigar and a beer reviewing the published Debs correspondence for 1897 to 1904, the time period that is covered in Selected Works Volume 3. There are a couple … Continue reading

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Halftime (18-23)

Two decades ago my best friend from college and I went out to lunch in Corvallis. We had both recently turned 35 and that served as the occasion — half of the biblical “three score and ten.” I don’t precisely … Continue reading

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The 1904 Socialist Party Convention (18-22)

On May Day, 1904, Socialists from around the United States descended upon Chicago to hold their first quadrennial national convention, called for the purpose of nominating a ticket for President and Vice-President of the United States. As a nominating convention, … Continue reading

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Morris Hillquit; Ottawa, Kansas; and a new Theodore Debs letter (18-21)

What the hell does Morris Hillquit have to do with Eugene V. Debs in 1903? Not too much. The two were, after all, still just learning not to instinctively distrust one other. Debs had his people he didn’t like and … Continue reading

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What do you see? (18-20)

This was another week in which much of my attention was pulled away from Volume 3: 1897-1904 by the need to get finished with the corrected manuscript for Volume 1: 1877-1892. Last week I chose to spend most of what … Continue reading

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