Tennessee Socialist Party Platform
This small leaflet compares previous prosperity and current unemployment to show the inevitable failure of the capitalist system. It claims that the Democrats and Republicans have no solution other than booze and bullets. In Tennessee, capitalist government created the "Leah, Horton, Caldwell fiasco.” The leaflet then calls on the workers to organize by joining the Socialist Party before it lists the measures they seek to accomplish. These are organized under unemployment and labor legislation, agriculture, education, social ownership, more democracy and civil liberties, and taxation. The bottom of the second page lists the national and state candidates for the 1932 election, including John H. Compton for governor of Tennessee.
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This small leaflet lists reasons for workers to join the Socialist Party. The bottom of the second page lists the national and state candidates for the 1932 election, including John H. Compton for governor of Tennessee.
John H. Compton was born on January 9, 1858, in Washington County, Missouri to John H. and Julia Compton. He married Elizabeth Jane Greer. He served in the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1912 and ran for governor in 1932. He died on September 12, 1938, in Fentress County, Tennessee.
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