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Socialist Party (U.S.). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 5. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 28, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/196.

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Socialist Party (U.S.). (1916). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 5. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/196

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Title Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916
Alternative Title Socialist handbook, for president, Allen L. Benson; for vice-president, George R. Kirkpatrick; the workers' candidates, not backed by Wall street or the war trust
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Publisher Socialist Party
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Chicago, Illinois
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Campaign literature
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 63 pages; 17 cm.
Original Item Location HX89.S62
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304531~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 5
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Transcript SOCIALIST PARTY PLATFORM The following draft of party platform, together with the minority report was drawn up by the National Executive Committee and is being voted upon by referendum of the membership as this pamphlet goes to press. DRAFT OF PARTY PLATFORM In the midst of the greatest crisis and bloodiest struggle of all history the Socialist Party of America reaffirms its steadfast adherence to the principles of international brotherhood, world peace and industrial democracy. The great war which has engulfed so much of civilization and destroyed millions of lives is one of the natural results of the capitalist system of production. Fundamentally, it was the desire of competing national groups of capitalists to grasp and control the opportunities for profitable foreign investments and trade which brought about the war, and it is that same desire which prompts the present organized effort to fasten upon this country the crushing burdens of militarism. Not until the capitalist system of production is replaced by a system of industrial democracy will wars for markets cease and international peace be securely established. Hideous as they are, the horrors of the far-stretched battlefield of the old world are dwarfed by the evil results of the capitalist system, even in normal times. Instead of being organized to provide all members of society with an abundance of food, clothing and shelter, and the highest attainable freedom and culture, industry is at present organized and conducted for the benefit of a parasitic class. All the powers of government and all our industrial genius are directed to the end of securing to the relatively small class of capitalist