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Tim Davenport

Tim Davenport (b. 1961) is an independent scholar from Corvallis, Oregon. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Oregon State University. He has been a very active content-writer for Wikipedia since 2008, concentrating on early 20th century political biography and the history of political organizations. He is the creator of the Early American Marxism website ( and a long-time volunteer with Marxists Internet Archive ( and regularly contributes scans of rare material to the Internet Archive (

He has co-edited The "American Exceptionalism" of Jay Lovestone and His Comrades, 1929-1940 with Paul LeBlanc [Haymarket, 2018] and The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs with David Walters [in six volumes, Haymarket, 2019–].

Davenport is a member of the Organization of American Historians, Historians of American Communism, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, and the Labor and Working Class History Association. He is also an active collector of political books and pamphlets.


  • Selected Works of Debs,

    This volume includes a lengthy introduction by the editors and copious illustrations, most of which are published here for the first time.

  • The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs Vol. III

    This massive six volume set gathers together the most important spoken and written words of Debs for the first time, allowing a deeper understanding of radical political opposition in America during the first quarter of the twentieth century.

  • The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs Volume II

    Eugene V. Debs Selected Works will provide activists and scholars with a definitive trove of his best work that remains readable, informative, and inspiring.


  • The Selected Works of Eugene V. Debs, Vol. I

    An extensive compilation of articles, speeches, press statements, and open letters by American socialist Eugene V. Debs.

  • The American Exceptionalism of Jay Lovestone and His Comrades, 1929-1940

    Few figures in the history of the American Left can claim a more significant and yet contradictory legacy as Jay Lovestone.

    Lovestone and his...