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How I Became A Socialist
First -- How did I become a Socialist? By reading. The first book I read was Wells’s “New Worlds for Old.” I read it on Mrs. Macy’s recommendation. She was attracted by its imaginative quality, and hoped that its electric style might stimulate and inspire me. When she gave me the book, she was not a Socialist and she is not a Socialist now. Perhaps she will be one before Mr. Macy and I have done arguing with her....
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Title: How I Became A Socialist
From: Out Of The Dark
Creator: Helen Keller (author)
Date: 1920
Format: Article
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company, New York
Source: Available at selected libraries
Location: pp.18-29
Keywords: Advocacy; Anne Sullivan; Autobiography; Blind; Deaf; Deaf-blind; Education; England; Germany; Government; Helen Keller; Ideologies; John Macy; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Media; New York; New York City, NY; Sensory Disability; Social Welfare; Socialism; Wells, H.G.
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: A letter printed in the New York Call, November 3, 1912.

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