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E. Ralph Cheney was a "former president of the University of Pennsylvania chapter of the Inter-collegiate Socialist Society" who was "charged with conspiracy to violate and evade the draft law and violation of the criminal section of the espionage law" in 1917 (The New York Call, 5 October 1917).

"Ralph Cheney edited several poetry anthologies, but is best noted for his 12-page introduction to Marcus Graham's Anthology of Revolutionary Poetry (1929), which included many poems and song lyrics by Wobblies."—Archie Green, David Roediger, Franklin Rosemont, and Salvatore Salerno, The Big Red Songbook (2007)

Onward, One Big Union

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