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Bars and Shadows: The Prison Poems of Ralph Chaplin

Ralph Chaplin

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Ralph Chaplin and many other prominent members of the Industrial Workers of the World were imprisoned under the Espionage Act of 1917 as the United States entered World War I. As with Socialist presidential candidate Eugene V. Debs, these activists were accused of undermining recruiting efforts and the draft - even of encouraging soldiers to desert. Though they never gained the universal popularity of his anthem "Solidarity Forever," the poems and songs in this volume - composed during his four years in prison - represent the defiant attitude of a true rebel in the face of persecution. - Summary by Ben Adams

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ben Adams

Length:

1h 12m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

22:33


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:08


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:24


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:29


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:24


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:29


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:07


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:00


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

01:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:53


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:18


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:16


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:00


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

01:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:21


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

01:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

01:57