The Pittsburgh Reds, 1911-1914: Revolutionary Socialists in Allegheny County
Against The Current vol. 81

Hudson, Mark
Date Written:  1999-07-01
Publisher:  Against The Current
Year Published:  1999
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX12885

The Socialist Party of America reached the peak of its strength and influence in 1912. In that year, the party could claim 118,000 members, and 879,000 American voters (about 6% of the total) cast their votes for Socialist presidential candidate Eugene Debs. There were some 1,200 Socialist elected officials throughout the United States in 1912, and over 300 Socialist periodicals.

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