A great read for those interested in Labor and Socialist History. This is the stenographic report made at the opening convention of the IWW in 1905. Read what the great labor leaders such as Big Bill Haywood, Mother Jones and Lucy Parsons said here. Read what the leading American Socialists of the time had to say, such as Eugene V. Debs and Daniel DeLeon. Interesting and informative. Puts you right there on the floor as they gave their presentations and speeches and arguments for their ideas and programs to form the IWW.