Leader of the american railway union’s great pullman strike of 1896 and a founder of the industrial workers of the world, gene debs ran as a socialist for president of the united states three times—once from prison, having been convicted of opposing military service in world war i. Eugene v debs (1855-1926) was an american labor leader and organizer, co-founder of the socialist party of america, and five-time presidential candidate biography this page is dedicated to eugene victor debs, 1855-1926, an american labor leader, socialist, and five-time presidential candidate. Eugene victor debs, a socialist party leader, was imprisoned for delivering an antiwar speech true between 1910 and 1920, half a million blacks moved away from the south many migrated into northern cities like chicago, new york, akron, buffalo, and trenton.
Eugene v debs wikipedia, eugene victor debs (november 5, 1855 october 20, 1926) was an american socialist, political activist, trade unionist, one of the founding members of the industrial workers of the world (iww or the wobblies), and five times. Eugene victor debs (november 5, 1855 - october 20, 1926) was an american labor and political leader, one of the founders of the international labor union and the industrial workers of the world (iww), as well as five-time socialist party of america candidate for president of the united states. Eugene victor gene debs (november 5, 1855 - october 20, 1926) was an american union leader, one of the founding members of the industrial workers of the world (iww or the wobblies), and several times the candidate of the socialist party of america for president of the united states through his presidential candidacies, as well as his work with labor movements, debs eventually became one of.
Eugene v debs 52k likes eugene victor gene debs was an american union leader, one of the founding members of the industrial workers of the world. Debs was named eugene victor after the french writers eugene sue and victor hugo debs’ favorite book was hugo’s les misérables , which he read over and over throughout his life, both in french and english. Labor organizer and socialist leader eugene v debs (1855-1926) began his rise to prominence in indiana’s terre haute lodge of the brotherhood of locomotive firemen he entered politics as a.
In my earliest days entering activism, eugene debs – the great american socialist – became my first hero, so when i heard about the yale strom’s movie american socialist: the life and times of eugene victor debs i knew i had to go with strom’s collection of photos and recordings of speeches. Eugene victor debs (november 5, 1855 – october 20, 1926) was an american union leader, one of the founding members of the international labor union and the industrial workers of the world (iww), and several times the candidate of the social democratic party for president of the united states[2. Debs, eugene victor, 1855–1926, american socialist leader, b terre haute, ind leaving high school to work in the railroad shops in terre haute, he became a railroad fireman (1871) and organized (1875) a local of the brotherhood of locomotive firemen. Eugene victor debs (1855-1926), a leading american union organizer and, after 1896, a prominent socialist, ran five times as the socialist party nominee for president eugene v debs was born on nov 5, 1855, in terre haute , ind, where his french immigrant parents, after considerable hardship, had settled.
Eugene v debs, 5 times socialist candidate for president, set free from prison on christmas day 1921 courtesy: library of congress outspoken leader of the labor movement, eugene debs opposed. American socialist is a fairly straightforward biographical documentary of debs, the radical, forward-thinking socialist leader active during the turn of the century. Eugene v debs was born in terre haute, indiana in 1855 to a family of french alsatian immigrants making his way in the railroad industry, debs formed the american railway union in 1892 two years later he found himself leading one of the largest strikes in american history — the great pullman strike.
Eugene victor debs, american union leader, addressing a crowd, 20th century debs ran for president of the united states on behalf of the social democratic party in 1900, and the socialist party of america in 1904, 1908, 1912, and 1920. Born november 5, 1855, in terre haute, indiana, eugene victor debs was the third of six children born to jean daniel and marguerite marie bettrich debs. American socialist: the life & times of eugene victor debs tells the story of america's most famous socialist a union leader and five time presidential candidate who spent time in jail over the. The bending cross: a biography of eugene v debs was written in 1947 and it is easy to see why this has become the go-to biography of debs somewhere between a biography and a praise poem, ginger does a great job outlining debs' selfless commitment to the labor movement and class struggle.