The soul of socialism : American citizenship and Christian civilization in the thought of Eugene Debs

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dc.contributor.advisor Connolly, James J., 1962- en_US
dc.contributor.author Burns, Dave B. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us--- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:40:23Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:40:23Z
dc.date.created 2004 en_US
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2004 .B87 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/187863
dc.description.abstract This thesis examines how Christianity and citizenship shaped the ideology of Eugene Debs, the most popular radical in Progressive Era America. It argues that scholars have failed to conduct a thorough exploration of Debs' religious thought. This thesis also challenges the belief among historians that Debs' Christianity was a variant of the alternative Americanism he used to legitimate his agitation against industrial capitalism. This misconception has led historians to follow the lead of Nick Salvatore and conclude that Debs' Christianity was merely an aspect of his attempt to renew the values of republican citizenship associated with the American Revolution. A more accurate representation is that the concept of citizenship formed the core of Debs' ideology as a trade and industrial unionist, but that he found citizenship to be too restrictive and turned to Christianity to address the concerns of humanity and civilization as a socialist.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of History
dc.format.extent iii, 182 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Citizenship. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Christianity. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Socialism -- United States. en_US
dc.subject.other Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. en_US
dc.subject.other Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926. en_US
dc.title The soul of socialism : American citizenship and Christian civilization in the thought of Eugene Debs en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1286398 en_US


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