Democracy's prisoner : Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the right to dissent
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.
Print Book, English, 2010
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass., 2010
* List of Illustrations * Prologue: Free Speech Campaign * Dangerous Man * Never Be a Soldier * War Declarations * Canton Picnic * Cleveland * Appeal * Long Trolley to Prison * Moundsville * Atlanta Penitentiary * An Amnesty Business on Every Block * Candidate 9653 * The Trials of A. Mitchell Palmer * The Last Campaign * Lonely Obstinacy * Free Speech and Normalcy * Last Flicker of the Dying Candle * Epilogue: Amnesty and the Birth of Civil Liberties * Notes * Archives Consulted * Acknowledgments * Index
Originally published: 2008