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E. S. Nelson was a Swedish American Wobbly.


"E. S. Nelson was a Swede active in eight-hour day campaigns and author of the 1913 'Four-Page Leaflet,' Appeal to Wage Workers, Men and Women, which also appeared in Swedish, Hungarian, and Slovak translations. [E. S. Nelson's] 'Working Folk Unite,' written in 1908, 'caught on' at once; the Overalls Brigade sang it while traveling to the IWW Convention in Chicago.... Nelson's piece has lasted over time, but it has not evidenced any variation.... [T]he song appealed because of its catchy tune."—Archie Green, David Roediger, Franklin Rosemont, and Salvatore Salerno, The Big Red Songbook


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