One Hundred Years Ago: August 1915

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From the HathiTrust Digital Library

The August 1915 cover of The Masses draws attention to the lynching of Leo Frank, which took place on August 17 in Marietta, Georgia. The drawing is by Robert Minor, later a major CP figure. Max Eastman, the magazine’s editor, was traveling in France and an account of a discussion on the war between him and journalist Arthur Bullard, author of the novel Comrade Yetta, leads off the issue’s content. Bullard’s pro-Allies position is much in evidence in the piece. By 1917 he would be fully ensconced in Woodrow Wilson’s camp and providing service as a propagandist for the American war effort.

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