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Union leader turns eyes on freelance workers    Sara Horowitz' visits Eugene V. Debs Foundation

Time for a Tour?   Bill Walton, Larry Bird visit Eugene V. Debs Museum

Debs film to debut at Indiana Theatre   "The Drunk", the fictional grandson of Eugene V. Debs

Debs' Canton Speech on World War I

C-SPAN Series: "The Contenders: They RAN & LOST but CHANGED political history." Broadcast live from the Debs Home on Sept. 30,2011. Link to C-SPAN

The Eugene V. Debs Book Collection in the Rare Books and Special Collections section on the ISU library website.

Debs Collection, Cunningham Memorial Library (Indiana State University)

A collection of letters, articles, speeches, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, periodicals, and other items.



Brommel, Bernard J., Eugene V. Debs: Spokesman for Labor and Socialism. Chicago: Charles H Kerr Publishing Company, 1978.

Carwadine, Rev. William H., The Pullman Strike. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr and Company, 1973 (Enlarged Edition).

Constantine, J. Robert (ed), Letters of Eugene V. Debs, 3 volumes. Urbana, IL.: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Constantine, J. Robert (Ed), Gentle Rebel. (abridged edition of the 3 volume Letters) Urbana, IL.: University of Illinois Press 199

Constantine, J. Robert, "Eugene V. Debs: An American Paradox," Monthly Labor Review, August, 1991 (Vol. 114:8), pp. 30-33. (drawn from Letters, listed separately).

Debs, Eugene V., Walls and Bars. Chicago: Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1927.

Debs, Theodore, Sidelights: Incidents in the Life of Eugene V. Debs. Terre Haute: Eugene V. Debs Foundation, 1973.

Ginger, Ray, The Bending Cross: A Biography of Eugene Victor Debs. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1949. (Reprinted by Thomas Jefferson University Press at Northeast Missouri State University, Kirkville, Missouri, 1992. The reprint edition has numerous historic photographs and an introduction by J. Robert Constantine.)

King, Charles D., "The Home of Eugene V. Debs: A Shrine to Labor and Social Reform Movements," Labor's Heritage, October, 1990 (Vol. 2:4), pp. 18-25.

Salvatore, Nick, Eugene V. Debs: Citizen and Socialist. Urbana, IL.: University of Illinois Press, 1982.

Schneirov, Richard, Stonequist, Shelton and Salvatore, Nick, (eds), The Pullman Strike and the Crisis of the 1890s. Urbana, IL.: University of Illinois Press, 1998.

Schnierov, Richard, "To the Ragged Edge of Anarchy: The 1894 Pullman Boycott," Magazine of History, Spring, 1999 (Vo. 13:3), pp. 26-30.

Shannon, David A., The Socialist Party of America: A History. Chicago: 1967

Spann, Edward K., Brotherly Tomorrows: Movements For A Cooporative Society In America. New York: Columbia University

Tussey, Jean Y. (ed)., Eugene V. Debs Speaks. New York: Pathfinder Press, 1972

Vancil, David, Carter, Robert and King, Charles, "The Debs Collection at Indiana State University," Labor History, Winter-Spring, 1990 (Vol 31:1-2), pp. 139-144.


Eugene Debs and the American Movement

This movie is a biographical documentary about the struggle of working people during the turbulent rise of capitalism in the United States, focusing particularly on the life and struggles of Eugene Debs, a prominent late 19th and early 20th century labor leader and political activist.

This 43 minute documentary is available in 16mm and video, for rent or purchase, from Cambridge Documentary Films, PO Box 390385, Cambridge, MA 02139-0004. Phone: 617-484-3953, Fax 617-484-0754, email:, webpage