RADICALS: The Foster Trial

A brief summary of the main features of the Foster criminal syndicalism case follows: Last August the secret convention of the American Communist Party was raided by Federal officers in the sand dunes near Bridgeman, Michigan. Warrants were issued for 32 delegates, about two-thirds of whom were captured in the raid. The remainder surrendered voluntarily shortly before their comrades were to come to trial. William Z. Foster, leader of the Steel Strike of 1919, and next to Eugene Debs the most prominent radical in the country, was the first of the...

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