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100 Years Later: The Election of 1912

Socialist Eugene Debs received 6% of the vote in 1912

Socialist Eugene Debs received 6% of the vote in 1912

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sunday, May 27, 2012

Georgetown History Professor Michael Kazin and Khalil Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, discuss the legacy of the 1912 election. The historians also discuss the progressive movement and how it relates to 2012 election issues. According to Kazin & Muhammad, all the candidates in 1912 considered themselves "progressives."  We recorded this American History TV interview in Milwaukee at the Organization of American Historians annual meeting.

Updated: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 10:17am (ET)

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