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Title: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
Item ID:DH00-007583
Publisher:Boni & Liveright Publishers, New York, 1920
Dust Jacket:No
Boni & Liveright Publishers, 1920, Hardcover, Book Condition: Fair, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Unstated

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. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz. Category: History; Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 007583.
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