A collection of dozens of short pieces on socialism, revolt, and the better tomorrow by a wide-ranging group of authors published by the largest socialist newspaper of its day.
The Socialist Appeal: Prose Passages which Voice the Call for a New Social Order edited by William J. Ghent. Published by Appeal to Reason, Girard, Kansas. 1916.
Contents: A Ceaseless Strife for Jobs by Allan Benson, The Proletariat and the New Order by Geo. D. Herron, Elimination of Waste, A.M. Simons, The Fraternity of the Future by Henry Demarest Lloyd, The Socialist’s Speech by Upton Sinclair, A Call to the Young by Carl D. Thompson, Woman and the Socialized State by Vida D. Scudder, This Social System by J.A. Wayland, The Future by Anatole France, The Only Thing Worth While by Charles Edward Russell, United for the Victory by George D. Brewer, The Party of the People by Robert Hunter, Liberty Through Social Organization by Jean Jaures, The Impending Revolution by Jack London, The Reign of Mammon by R.A. Maynard, A Society of Useful Workers by James Oneal, Socialism Its Spirit and Aid by Charles H. Vail, The Delirium of the War Spirit by Geo. Allan England, Revolution by Eugene V. Debs, The Curse of Poverty by Algernon Sidney Crapsey, The Claim of Justice by William Morris, What the Specialist Wants by H.G. Wells, Make Use of the Present by George R. Kirkpatrick, The Revolution in Retrospect by Edward Bellamy. 68 pages.
The Appeal to Reason was among the most important and widely read left papers in the United States. With a weekly run of over 550,000 copies by 1910, it remains the largest socialist paper in US history. Founded by utopian socialist and Ruskin Colony leader Julius Wayland it was published privately in Girard, Kansas from 1895 until 1922. The paper came from the Midwestern populist tradition to become the leading national voice in support of the Socialist Party of America in 1901. A ‘popular’ paper, the Appeal was Eugene Debs main literary outlet and saw writings by Upton Sinclair, Jack London, Mary “Mother” Jones, Helen Keller and many others.
PDF of book: https://books.google.com/books/download/The_Socialist_Appeal.pdf?id=oyQ-AQAAMAAJ&output=pdf