New Book

The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs, Vol. I: Building Solidarity on the Tracks, 1877–1892

21st Jan 2019

David Walters and Tim Davenport have worked on this project for almost 3 years. The entire collection will be 6 volumes. About 98% of Deb’s writings in these volumes have never been published before. The first 2 volumes deal with EVD’s politics and union perspectives well before he became a socialist. [Any royalties go the Marxists Internet Archive.]

Debs was a huge inspiration for David Walters as a teenager as he was becoming politically conscious. Though much is known about this life after he became a socialist in his 50s, little is known of his politics before that time. These early volumes of this collection will remedy that.

Volume 1 is due out on January 22:

“An extensive compilation of articles, speeches, press statements, and open letters by American socialist Eugene V. Debs, this book is the first in a six volume series that assembles much of Debs’s work for the first time in a single place. The collection makes readily accessible approximately 150 documents by one of the pivotal figures in the labor movement. Illuminating nineteenth century working-class history, particularly the complex and shifting situation in the transportation industry, this volume provides a basis for deeper understanding of Debs and his role later during the glory days of the Socialist Party of America.”

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