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Source: Socialist
Source type: newspaper
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Capital Brought Him Here”
Author(s): anonymous
City of publication: Seattle, Washington
Date of publication: 22 September 1901
Volume number: none
Issue number: 59
Pagination: 1

“Capital Brought Him Here.” Socialist 22 Sept. 1901 n59: p. 1.
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McKinley assassination (personal response: socialists); McKinley assassination (news coverage: criticism); capitalism.
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Capital Brought Him Here

     “The class-conscious European from the slums should be excluded from the country,” declaims the “class conscious” Post-Intelligencer, Republican daily, in Seattle.
     Why, you simpleton, don’t you know your own class brought them over here? Did you never hear, when the subway tunnel was to be built in New York, that placards were posted all over Southern Italy advertising for workingmen to go to the land of the free, across the ocean, and get work and big wages?
     Your system wanted cheap men to make bigger profits by displacing those thrifty American workingmen you love so much, and now you are whining about the natural result.
     Again we say, Capitalism alone is guilty of the crime of the age.



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