Eugene V. Debs


Born
in Terre Haute, Indiana, The United States
November 05, 1855

Died
October 20, 1926

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Robert Ingersoll, Clarence Darrow, Victor Hugo, Eugene Sue, Karl Marx


Eugene Victor Debs was an American union leader, a founding member of the International Labor Union & the Industrial Workers of the World, as well as candidate for President as a member of the Social Democratic Party in 1900.

In 1855, labor leader, reformer and socialist Eugene V. Debs was born in Terre Haute, Ind. He was not baptized by his formerly Catholic mother. The family living room contained busts of Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. When a teacher gave Debs a bible as an academic award, inscribing it, "Read and obey," Debs later called, "I never did either." (New York Call interviews with David Karsner). He dropped out of high school at age 14 to work. By 1870 he had become a fireman on the railroad, attending evening classes
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Average rating: 4.22 · 251 ratings · 25 reviews · 21 distinct worksSimilar authors
Labor and Freedom

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Writings of Eugene V. Debs

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Eugene V. Debs Speaks

4.18 avg rating — 33 ratings — published 1970 — 2 editions
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Walls and Bars: Prisons and...

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Gentle Rebel: Letters of Eu...

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Eugene V. Debs Reader: Soci...

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Works of Eugene Victor Debs

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Debs: His Life, Writings an...

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Letters of Eugene V. Debs V...

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“I am opposing a social order in which it is possible for one man who does absolutely nothing that is useful to amass a fortune of hundreds of millions of dollars, while millions of men and women who work all the days of their lives secure barely enough for a wretched existence.”
Eugene Debs

“In every age it has been the tyrant, the oppressor and the exploiter who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both to deceive and overawe the People."

(Canton, OH, Anti-War Speech, June 16, 1918)”
Eugene Victor Debs, Voices of a People's History of the United States

“I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth; I am a citizen of the world.”
Eugene Debs, Writings of Eugene V. Debs

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