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Upcoming talk on Eugene Debs at UTK

Here’s a timely event for those of you in the Knoxville area as we move closer to the centennial of America’s entry into the First World War.  On Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 6:00 P.M., Ernest Freeberg will present “Eugene V. Debs and the Fight For Free Speech in World War One” in UT’s Hodges Library, room 212.

Dr. Freeberg, head of the Department of History at UT, is the author of a prize-winning book on Debs and civil liberties in wartime titled Democracy’s Prisoner.  His other works include The Age of Edison and The Education of Laura Bridgman, which won the AHA’s Dunning Prize.

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Dr. Ernest Freeberg on Eugene Debs

I walked past a newspaper machine in Knoxville yesterday and saw a familiar face on the cover of Metro Pulse: Dr. Ernest Freeberg.  I was in a graduate seminar on American religious history that he conducted at UT, and he was one of my favorite professors.

His latest book, a study of Eugene Debs and his critique of U.S. involvement in World War I, is the focus of the cover story.  You can read the online version here.

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