Born April 24, 1864
Died January 21st, 1929
Writer, lecturer, debater, ed. of various journals including The Eagle and the Serpent (1898) (under pseud. John Erwin McCall), Nationalist, American Anti-Socialist, and Humanity First.
The Eagle and The Serpent (1898)
American Anti-Socialist (1912)
Humanity First (1919)
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“Humanity First is trying, in the spirit of John Ruskin, to remove the fundamental injustices which
breed class hatred. We hold that unless Privilege is curbed, red ruin will inevitably
overrun the world. We stand for the abolition of interest and all the privileges,
of which it is the direful spring, and it seems to us that thus and thus only can society evolve, in a peaceful and orderly manner, to its
next stage. Privilege and Humanity cannot co-exist.”
From the description of John Barnhill papers, 1891-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 68796291
From the description of Papers, 1891-1925. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34366724
John Basil Barnhill, born in Xenia, Ill., in 1864, was a noted anti-socialist writer, editor, politician, and debater during the first quarter of the 20th century. He was primarily active in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., where he pursued his manifold activities. He published numerous articles, pamphlets and edited such periodicals as The American anti-socialist and Humanity first. Barnhill actively campaigned against socialism and debated Eugene V. Debs, Walter Thomas Mills, and other prominent socialists of the period. During the Presidential campaign of 1924 Barnhill aligned himself with Robert M. LaFollette and the Progressives.