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Spinning film and skimming books (18-19)

This is a light week for new creation for me, with the manuscript for Volume 1 needing to be totally put to bed so that the Haymarket production team can get to work doing the final page layout. Nevertheless, my … Continue reading

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Cheating Death in 1902 (18-18)

The Eugene V. Debs saga very nearly came to an end on August 2, 1902, when he was involved in a serious train crash in the middle of Alpine Tunnel, then the highest railway tunnel in North America, located 11,523 … Continue reading

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The Socialist Convention (18-17)

I am a bibliophile — a serious book collector. Yeah, that makes me a nerd, and that’s okay. I have come to terms with and embraced my nerdiness decades ago. We book nerds all have favorite books in our assemblages. … Continue reading

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Hissing Snakes (18-16)

While I was searching the digitized papers of Newspapers.com for Debs speeches of 1901 I came across an absolutely fantastic direct quote in the pages of the Chicago Inter Ocean — one of the windy city’s major dailies. It’s a … Continue reading

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“Count me out.” (18-15)

The Snap Convention of January 1901. The November 1900 elections represented the proverbial half-filled glass to the American socialist movement. On the one hand, the vote tally for Debs and the joint Social Democratic Party ticket, nearly 100,000 ballots actually … Continue reading

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On the Campaign Trail (18-14)

I won’t say this was an off week for me, but it is a busy one in real life and I made a conscious decision to pour what limited time I had into typing up four rare background documents about … Continue reading

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Frenemies: The 1900 Social Democratic campaign (18-13)

The Socialist Soap Opera revisited… The March 1900 national convention of the Social Democratic Party had nominated a ticket of Eugene V. Debs and Job Harriman for the November Presidential campaign, the latter having formerly been the Presidential nominee of … Continue reading

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