Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography

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  • Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography
  • Paul M. Buhle
  • 22 January 2019

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10 thoughts on “Eugene V. Debs: A Graphic Biography

  1. David Schaafsma says:

    Okay, there are some problems with this biography of the great Democratic Socialist and labor activist Eugene Debs but I am going to encourage lefties and righties alike to check it out I read it because 1 Noah Van Sciver illustrated it a second serious nineteenth century political biography for him, after Lincoln The Hypo 2 I m an old union guy, and you cut your teeth in union history on Debs 3 I have written about Jane Addams, who was very involved in the Pullman Strike here in Chicag Okay, there are some problems with this biography of the great Democratic Socialist and labor activist Eugene Debs but I am going to encourage lefties and righties alike to check it out I read it because 1 Noah Van Sciver illustrated it a second serious nineteenth century political biography for him, after Lincoln The Hypo 2 I m an old union guy, and you cut your teeth in union history on Debs 3 I have written about Jane Addams, who was very involved in the Pullman Strike here in Chicago, and I was curious to see what Buhle a labor and radical progressive historian and Van Sciver would have to say about Debs involvement there.There s both too much and not enough text crowding Van Sciver s tight black and white panels Too much in that it is crowded with information, and also not enough text to make it fully clear what all the references are for readers who don t know Debs or the period I wish, too, it were eitheror less about Debs It doesn t reveal all that much about Debs, and I wanted , but then I also wanted to knowof the labor history than I got, too I think I would have chosen as Van Sciver did with Lincoln a couple focused incidents to help us understand what Debs was really about Instead we get a lot of facts such as, that Debs ran for President from prison a century ago and got a million votes but not enough depth about why it was folks would have voted for him It is interesting that for opposing the war Deb was sent to prison for ten years Teddy Roosevelt said all people disloyal enough to the country to oppose the war should be shot , and it is interesting to note that the Democratic Socialists saw the war as detrimental to the poor and working class who would fight it for the rich, but I wanted to dig deeper there The last part about Debs deals with another trial he lost, without much analysis There s also a later section that touches on the Democratic Socialists after Debs such as Norman Thomas, Michael Harrington, and Bernie Sanders, but there s not much on any of them, really There are framing essays in the volume, so this is useful It s not a perfect book, but I still recommend it to those who are interested in labor history and radical progressives like Debs, who was once very popular, fighting many of the same issues that we are fighting a century later

  2. Peacegal says:

    Great topic for a graphic bio on a vitally important subject Ideas championed by Debs continue to be widely discussed, argued, and championed to this day I agree with the other reviewers who said there is a lot of skipping around that can get confusing if you already aren t familiar with Debs and his causes.

  3. Nick says:

    The parts of this book that were actually about Mr Debs were interesting and informative Oddly, the book wanders away from his life for the last few years of it, and skips over his meeting with President Harding, after being released from prison Instead, his story ends with a very anti climactic incident, and we lose out on the final five years of his life in favor of stories about later efforts at continuing his political efforts.Also, the author tended to hold grudges against some historic The parts of this book that were actually about Mr Debs were interesting and informative Oddly, the book wanders away from his life for the last few years of it, and skips over his meeting with President Harding, after being released from prison Instead, his story ends with a very anti climactic incident, and we lose out on the final five years of his life in favor of stories about later efforts at continuing his political efforts.Also, the author tended to hold grudges against some historic figures, like Samuel Gompersnot just once, but as an ongoing thing.To me the text segments, while informative, kind of interrupted the flow of the history in the story, and made the format feel a bit odd It wasn t bad, and the artwork by Noah Van Sciver was not wonderful, but was pretty good It felt like good underground commix artwork, rather than somethingpolished, but that fit the subject.Thus, I can recommend this book for readers interested in the history of American politicsthan for the biography of Eugene V Debs It s not a bad book, but perhaps could have been better focused on his life and beliefs

  4. David says:

    Wonderful Something to cheer you up About a great American also has nuance

  5. Clare says:

    In the interest of seeing whether it would be worth doing another graphic novel book club to follow up on the success not mine of the Red Rosa event in January, I borrowed Paul M Buhle et al s Eugene V Debs A Graphic Biography, published by Verso earlier this year One cool thing about this book is that it s a joint publication between Verso Books and the DSA Fund, a little 501 c 3 subsidiary of the national org that s dedicated to political education So that s pretty cool, if you re In the interest of seeing whether it would be worth doing another graphic novel book club to follow up on the success not mine of the Red Rosa event in January, I borrowed Paul M Buhle et al s Eugene V Debs A Graphic Biography, published by Verso earlier this year One cool thing about this book is that it s a joint publication between Verso Books and the DSA Fund, a little 501 c 3 subsidiary of the national org that s dedicated to political education So that s pretty cool, if you re a DSA member heavily involved in political education projects, such as me Overall, I quite liked the book Eugene Debs is a giant of American history, and if you don t know much about his life, which I didn t, this book will fix that pretty quick He seems to have had a pretty exciting time of it there s lots of strikes, moving speeches, going to prison, running for president, and generally causing trouble with the IWW Lots of interesting historical characters pop up, including some memorable cameos by Big Bill Haywood, who is always a fun time Debs career is put in context of the rise and fall of the socialist party of the interactions between the socialist movement and other reform movements and of the disastrous effect of World War One on well, everything The book is split into several parts, each prefaced by a short essay that sets it in context This is a bit disruptive to the graphic novel format, but basically fine Somewhatdisruptive is that the graphic novel itself is a littledisjointed and hard to follow than Red Rosa they are both trying to pack a lot of life into a very short piece, but the Luxemburg one doesn t assume any prior understanding of the characters and issues involved The Debs one is pitched for an American audience and about American history, but I think they might have overestimated how much Americans are likely to recognize literally anybody at all, up to and including U.S presidents I think a littletime to actually explain stuff and smooth out the transitions might have been freed up if the book had severely condensed or even nixed the final section on the Debs legacy, which starts off fine with a mini bio of the career of Norman Thomas, but then goes on to also discuss the career of Michael Harrington, which seems a bit self indulgent then of Bernie Sanders, which I m pretty sure most of the readers remember pretty clearly but which I guess might be interesting in 20 years and then the rise of the new DSA Which I mean, I know we paid for it, but do we have to make it so obvious that we paid for it Can t we pay for a thing just because it s educational and cool without using it to advertise ourselves We re a socialist group do we really have to do content marketing Can we not have the damn humility to just say we re striving to follow in the tradition of Debs without painting ourselves as part of an unbroken and direct line of successors that are mysteriously the only folks on that family tree Anyways, apart from the sour note it ends on, it s a fun, readable little primer on American socialist history, and I wouldn t hesitate to recommend it to anyone whose knowledge of U.S socialist history is very limited, which, the U.S being what it is, is probably most of us There s some important lessons on what made Debs such an effective figure, and it has its share of charming moments.Originally posted at Debsian socialism

  6. Eric Lee says:

    The colourful Eugene V Debs would make a wonderful subject for a graphic novel but unfortunately, this is not the book I d recommend A text heavy graphic novel that cannot decide if it s Debs for beginners or something farserious It is filled with half ideas, people and institutions that pop in for a moment, are never introduced, and who then disappear a moment later Will anyone reading it know who Daniel De Leon was Or for that matter, William Winpisinger Much is done to show De The colourful Eugene V Debs would make a wonderful subject for a graphic novel but unfortunately, this is not the book I d recommend A text heavy graphic novel that cannot decide if it s Debs for beginners or something farserious It is filled with half ideas, people and institutions that pop in for a moment, are never introduced, and who then disappear a moment later Will anyone reading it know who Daniel De Leon was Or for that matter, William Winpisinger Much is done to show Debs as if he was a 21st century politician, far ahead of his time on issues like race and gender, though one wonders how true this is The party he led was hardly free of racism and sexism There are passing references, largely uncritical, about the Bolsheviks and their American supporters A not insignificant part of the book focusses on American socialism post Debs, showing Norman Thomas as a rather nice old man and Michael Harrington in a very critical light The authors political agenda is evident on every page, but the real Eugene Debs does not come alive here A pity this was such a great idea for a book

  7. Sally Sugarman says:

    Eugene V Debs A Graphic Biography Art by Noah Van Sciver, Script by Paul Buhle and Steve Max with David Nance This book is divided into text sections and graphic sections, with each graphic section introduced by text with a few illustrations There is a time line of Debs life and suggested further reading as well as acknowledgements and a list of sustaining contributors Debs is an important figure in American history who has been pretty much ignored as has all labor history Both the text a Eugene V Debs A Graphic Biography Art by Noah Van Sciver, Script by Paul Buhle and Steve Max with David Nance This book is divided into text sections and graphic sections, with each graphic section introduced by text with a few illustrations There is a time line of Debs life and suggested further reading as well as acknowledgements and a list of sustaining contributors Debs is an important figure in American history who has been pretty much ignored as has all labor history Both the text and images are informative about this individual and the period The black and white images are particularly effective in dramatizing the struggles of the time Socialism is not new to the United States despite what some current politicians would like to pretend The late 19th century and early 20th century were exciting times in the country s history as women and working people fought for a different vision of the country s possibilities These views were repressed by the first World War which was an excuse to imprison many such as Debs for talking against the war effort Speaking about peace was subversive Debs ran for president five times on a socialist platform, the fifth time from prison He received a million votes while in prison He comes across as a decent man of integrity who did not wish to be treated differently than others Even in prison, he wanted no special treatment The graphic novel form is well suited to introducing history and should be utilizedoften in our schools The last chapter about the legacy of Debs is probably the least successful since it tries to cram too much into a short space recording the history from Norman Thomas through to Bernie Sanders This is a book that should encourage its readers to learnabout the man and the period

  8. Harris says:

    Not unlike their previous collaboration on Johnny Appleseed, the graphic novel discussing the historical figure of John Chapman and his evolution into one of the United State s most interesting folk legends, this graphic novel discussing the fascinating activist Eugene V Debs by Paul Buhle and Noah van Sciver was less interesting than its source material Buhle is obviously passionate about Debs and his role in the Socialist Party of America , and van Sciver s artwork is great for depicting per Not unlike their previous collaboration on Johnny Appleseed, the graphic novel discussing the historical figure of John Chapman and his evolution into one of the United State s most interesting folk legends, this graphic novel discussing the fascinating activist Eugene V Debs by Paul Buhle and Noah van Sciver was less interesting than its source material Buhle is obviously passionate about Debs and his role in the Socialist Party of America , and van Sciver s artwork is great for depicting period details, but I feel like it does not quite work as a biography, neither sketching out the specifics of Debs beliefs nor providing a dramatic reading of his life through comics It is neither as in depth as one would hope for in such a dynamic and important figure of labor history and social thought as Debs, nor is it an interesting comic For the most part, we see talking heads, illustrated nicely by van Sciver, spout off contrived statements to deliver exposition about the time period and political movements being discussed in way that never feels natural The prose portions separating the chapters provide only a broad overview which leaves readers fairly cut adrift when other historical figures or events appear with little context This is unfortunate, I feel, as Debs ideas are extremely topical currently, and could be a great inspiration for people, young and old alike, who are interested in how Socialist thought could improve conditions in the United States and its rich history here as well Sadly, this graphic biography feels a bit dull and scattered

  9. Dakota Morgan says:

    This graphic biography isa scattered history of socialism than a straight biography of Eugene Debs The biography portions, illustrated by Noah Scriver, barely manage to detail the man s life, instead offering a pastiche of events in which Deb took part or that occurred during Deb s lifetime and beyond As you might imagine, it s very hard to follow.The book also features quite a bit of text for a graphic biography Scholarly articles about socialism precede every chapter, often coveri This graphic biography isa scattered history of socialism than a straight biography of Eugene Debs The biography portions, illustrated by Noah Scriver, barely manage to detail the man s life, instead offering a pastiche of events in which Deb took part or that occurred during Deb s lifetime and beyond As you might imagine, it s very hard to follow.The book also features quite a bit of text for a graphic biography Scholarly articles about socialism precede every chapter, often covering the same bits as the art For hardcore socialists, the book will probably satisfy, but for readers curious about Debs, it will disappoint

  10. Michael Daines says:

    This book is so painfully scattered If you already know most of the history, you might grasp things as a series of highlights, but there is no clear narrative It would be rather difficult to come away from this book having learnedthan a few facts about Debs If anything, it might inspire one to look up details elsewhere which is exactly what I don t expect from a graphic novel Lots of name dropping, but then no follow up on who they are The end of the book goes off on its own path This book is so painfully scattered If you already know most of the history, you might grasp things as a series of highlights, but there is no clear narrative It would be rather difficult to come away from this book having learnedthan a few facts about Debs If anything, it might inspire one to look up details elsewhere which is exactly what I don t expect from a graphic novel Lots of name dropping, but then no follow up on who they are The end of the book goes off on its own path to connect Debs to the DSA, not even bothering to mention when Debs died