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How I Became A Socialist
Up to this time I had heard but little of Socialism, knew practically nothing about the movement, and what little I did know was not calculated to impress me in its favor. I was bent on thorough and complete organization of the railroad men and ultimately the whole working class, and all my time and energy were given to that end. My supreme conviction was that if they were only organized in every branch of the service and all acted together in concert they could redress their wrongs and regulate the conditions of their employment....
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Title: How I Became A Socialist
From: Debs, His Life Writings and Speeches
Creator: Eugene V. Debs (author)
Date: 1908
Format: Article
Publisher: Charles H. Kerr & Company, Chicago
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Activists; Advocacy; Autobiography; Buffalo, NY; Chicago, IL; Civil Liberties; Civil Liberties & Rights; Eugene V. Debs; Ideologies; Illinois; Indiana; Jurisprudence; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Magazines; Media; Newspapers; Politics; Poverty; Publicity; Railroads; Social Welfare; Socialism; Transportation; Work
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Originally published in New York Comrade, April, 1902