The Rhetorical Eugene Debs


On this Site

Debs, Eugene V. "The American Movement."
Debs, Eugene V. Address in Canton, Ohio.
Debs, Eugene V. "The Issue", Girard Kansas, 23 May 1908
Debs, Eugen V. Statement to the Court.

In Print and on the Web

Debs, Eugene V., Bruce Rogers, and Stephen M. Reynolds. Debs: His Life, Writings and Speeches: With a Department of Appreciations. The Appeal to reason, Girard, Kan, 1908.

Debs, Eugene V., and J. R. Constantine. Letters of Eugene V. Debs. University of Illinois Press, Urbana, 1990.

Web Resources

Debs v. United States, 249 U.S. 211 (1919), Justia U. S. Supreme Court.
Eugen V. Debs Foundation, Eugene V. Debs Museum, Terre Haute, IN.
Eugene V. Debs Project at Marxists Internet Archive.


Boase, Paul H. The Rhetoric of Protest and Reform, 1878-1898. Ohio University Press, 1980.

Brommel, Bernard J. "Eugene V. Debs: The Agitator as Speaker." Central States Speech Journal 20 (1969): 202-214.

Brommel, Bernard J. "The Pacifist Speech-Making of Eugene V. Debs." Quarterly Journal of Speech 52 (1966): 146-154.

Darsey, James. "The Legend of Eugene Debs: Prophetic ethos as Radical Argument." Quarterly Journal of Speech 74 (1988): 434-452.

Darsey, James. "Patricia Roberts-Miller, Demagoguery, and the Troublesome Case of Eugene Debs." Rhetoric and Public Affairs, vol. 9, no. 3, 2006, pp. 463-470

Darsey, James. The Prophetic Tradition and Radical Rhetoric in America. New York University Press, 1997.

Devinatz, Victor G. "“An Open Letter to Eugene V. Debs”: Debs' Relationship to the U.S. Communists, Circa 1919–1924." Workingusa, vol. 18, no. 2, 2015, pp. 267-289.

Freeberg, Ernest. Democracy's Prisoner: Eugene V. Debs, the Great War, and the Right to Dissent. Harvard University Press, 2008.

Gould, Lewis L. Four Hats in the Ring: The 1912 Election and the Birth of Modern American Politics. University Press of Kansas, 2008.

Lee, R., and J. Andrews. "A Story of Rhetorical-Ideological Transformation: Eugene V. Debs as Liberal Hero." Quarterly Journal of Speech 77 (1991): 20-37.

Lomas, Charles W. The Agitator in American Society. Prentice-Hall, 1968.

Longacre, Glenn V. "Free Speech on Trial: Eugene Debs at Canton, Ohio." Prologue Magazine, Winter 2017-2018, vol. 49, no. 4. [].

Papke, David R. The Pullman Case: The Clash of Labor and Capital in Industrial America. University Press of Kansas, 1999.

Tunnell, Kenneth D., and Edward L. W. Green. "Critical Criminology in the Life and Work of Eugene Victor Debs." Critical Criminology, vol. 23, no. 1, 2015, pp. 39-55.

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