Social Democracy Red Book: A Brief History of Socialism in America

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Frederic Faries Heath
Debs Publishing Company, 1900 - Socialism - 133 pages

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Page 133 - ... the abolition of classes, the restoration of the land and of all the means of production, transportation and distribution to the people as a collective body...
Page 108 - Saith man to man, We've heard and known That we no master need To live upon this earth, our own, In fair and manly deed. The grief of slaves long passed away For us hath forged the chain, Till now each worker's patient day Builds up the House of Pain. And we, shall we, too, crouch and quail Ashamed, afraid of strife, And lest our lives untimely fail Embrace the Death in Life? Nay, cry aloud, and have no fear, We few against the world ; Awake, arise ! the hope we bear Against the curse is hurled.
Page 133 - ... the substitution of the co-operative commonwealth for the present state of planless production, industrial war, and social disorder; a commonwealth in which every worker shall have the free exercise and full benefit of his faculties, multiplied by all the modern factors of civilization.
Page 133 - We call upon all honest citizens to unite under the banner of the Social Democracy of America," the declaration continued, "so that we may be ready to conquer capitalism by making use of our political liberty, and by taking possession of the public power.
Page 112 - Capitalism. I am for socialism because I am for humanity. We have been cursed with the reign of gold long enough. Money constitutes no proper basis of civilization. The time has come to regenerate society — we are on the eve of a universal change.
Page 133 - With a view to immediate improvement in the condition of labor, we present the following demands: 1. Reduction of the hours of labor in proportion to the progress of production.
Page 88 - I remember that young man uttering his first words of protest against our economic system, I reflect how little it was imagined then that his theories would one day agitate the world and become an important lever in the overthrow of time-honored institutions. How little did the contemporaries of St. Paul imagine the influence which that simple mind would produce on the future of the world ! Who could have supposed at that time that he was of more importance than the Roman Senate or the reigning emperor—...

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