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SummaryEdit

The founder and leader of the IWW.

Exact DefinitionEdit

Eugene Debs was the founder of the Industrial Workers of the World (the IWW, or "Wobblies"), and a prominent American socialist.

ImportanceEdit

Eugene Victor Debs played an important role in popularizing socialistic ideas and ideals which were denounced as radical or even un-American in the early part of the 20th century. He also was part of the Pullman Company strike and was eventually imprisoned.

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