Monthly Archives: February 2008

How I Became a Rebel: Robert Minor

Robert Minor Originally uploaded by Tobias Higbie How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 2. The Labor Herald, July 1922, p. 25-26. By Robert Minor BY A childhood of poverty I was moulded for life membership in the working … Continue reading

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How I Became a Rebel: William Z. Foster

William Z. Foster Originally uploaded by Tobias Higbie How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 2. The Labor Herald, July 1922, p. 24-25. By Wm. Z. Foster FOR me to become a rebel was an easy, natural course. My … Continue reading

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How I Became a Rebel: James Maurer

James Maurer Originally uploaded by Tobias Higbie How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 2. The Labor Herald, July 1922, p. 24. By James H. Maurer I AM asked to tell how I became a rebel. This, I fear, … Continue reading

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How I Became a Rebel: Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn Originally uploaded by Tobias Higbie How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 2. The Labor Herald, July 1922, pp. 23-24. By Elizabeth Gurley Flynn It is difficult to say how, when or where our rebellious spirits … Continue reading

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How I Became a Rebel, Part 2

The Labor Herald, July 1922 Originally uploaded by Tobias Higbie This post begins the second set of autobiographical sketches, including Elizabeth G. Flynn, James Maurer, William Z. Foster, and Robert Minor How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 2. … Continue reading

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How I Became a Rebel: Lincoln Steffens

“How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 1,” The Labor Herald, June 1922, p. 24-25. By Lincoln Steffens MY approach to the social problem was political. I was a reporter, a muckraker; and I had been a college man; … Continue reading

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How I Became a Rebel: Upton Sinclair

“How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 1,” The Labor Herald, June 1922, p. 24. By Upton Sinclair WHEN I was young I was taught ideals. I was taught them very earnestly, and I took them seriously. As I … Continue reading

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William Ross Knudsen: How I Became a Rebel

“How I Became a Rebel. A Symposium. Part 1.” The Labor Herald, June 1922, pp. 23-24. By Wm. Ross Knudsen FRESH out of High School, with a bourgeois psychology and fame as a roller-skater, well dressed and with a beautiful … Continue reading

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Eugene V. Debs: How I Became a Rebel

“How I Became a Rebel, A Symposium, Part 1,” The Labor Herald, June 1922, p. 23. By Eugene V. Debs THERE was never a time in my life when I was not with the weak and poor and against the … Continue reading

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How I Became a Rebel, Part 1

The Labor Herald, June 1922 Originally uploaded by Tobias Higbie This post begins a series of autobiographical sketches from prominent American labor radicals of the World War I era. They appeared in The Labor Herald, published by the Trade Union … Continue reading

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