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Albany: The Crisis in Government. The History of the Suspension, Trial and Expulsion from the New York State Legislature in 1920 of the Five Socialist Assemblymen By Their Political Opponents
Book #: 007583

Author: Waldman, Louis
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Boni & Liveright Publishers
Place: New York
Year: 1920
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Fair
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 12mo
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Red gilt stamped cloth over boards, xx + 233 pp., illustrated with political cartoons from newspaper of the time. Corners and spine ends bumped with wear, frayed at head of spine, covers soiled and stained, inner & rear hinges cracked, pages lightly toned. Louis Waldman (January 5, 1892 – 1982?), author of this book, was a leading figure in the Socialist Party of America during its first 30 years and a prominent labor lawyer. Born in the Ukraine, Waldman migrated to America as a teenager settling in New York City. After first attending engineering school and law school, he was elected to the New York State Assembly as a Socialist in 1917 and again in 1919. That year, all five Socialist members (August Claessens, Samuel Orr, Charles Solomon, and Sam Dewitt) were expelled in what became a lengthy court fight which was central to the struggle for civil liberties during the Red Scare. This book is Waldman’s side of the story, told from his perspective. Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Inventory No: 007583.