In some cases, Earl Davis bound together manuscripts in bundles. This manuscript is part of one such bundle of seven, held together by four brass fasteners. Six of the seven can be dated to 1918.
This is an incomplete earlier draft of "The Democratization of Industry" (also located in this series). It is a sermon on the history of democratic government as it emerged out of feudalism, and its current conflict (meaning World War I) with the autocratic Industrial Empire. Davis sees this conflict as the defining conflict of the age. He states that one system -- political democracy or industrial autocracy -- has to have supremacy over the other; they cannot coexist as equals. Davis fears for democracy.
Earl Clement Davis, sermons, minister, Unitarianism, religion, democracy
Davis, Earl Clement, "Making Democracy Safe in America: Democratization of America [Four Fasteners Bundle]" (1918). Sermons, 1905-1919. 33.