Vorbote (Chicago). Vol. 47 No. 2. January 14, 1920.

Vorbote (Chicago). Vol. 47 No. 2. January 14, 1920.

Vorbote was one of the longest running, and most important, German-language radical papers in U.S. history. Begun as an official German-language paper of the Workingman’s Party in 1874, and then of the Socialist Labor Party when it was founded in 1877. A weekly, Vorbote was associated with the daily Chicago Arbeiter Zeitung for the entirety if its existence. Playing an important role in the city in the 1880s, its editors read like a who’s who of German radicals and include Carl Klings, Josef Gruenhut, Jakob Winnen, Conrad Conzett, Paul Grottkau, Gustav Lyser, Wilhelm Rosenberg, Edward Liebig, August Spies, and Michael Schwab Banned in Germany, the paper and its Socialist Publishing Society would join the Socialist Party in the early 1900s, and remained loyal when most of the Germans, headed by Lugwig Lore and the New Yorker Volkszeitung, moved to the Communists. Operated by the Socialist Publishing Society, is was owned by the Brewery Workers of Chicago and lasted until 1924, fifty years.

PDF of issue: https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83045868/1920-01-14/ed-1/seq-1/

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