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Wobblies! : A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World

Wobblies! : A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1844675258

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ISBN13: 978-1844675258
ISBN10: 1844675254
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Verso Book
Published: 2005
International: No

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Wobblies! : A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-1844675258

Paul Buhle

ISBN13: 978-1844675258
ISBN10: 1844675254
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Verso Book

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

A vibrant history in graphic art of the "Wobblies," published for the centenary of the founding of the Industrial Workers of the World.

The stories of the hard-rock miners' shooting wars, young Elizabeth Gurly Flynn (the "Rebel Girl" of contemporary sheet music), the first -sit-down strikes and Free Speech fights, Emma Goldman and the struggle for birth control access, the Pageant for Paterson orchestrated in Madison Square Garden, bohemian radicals John Reed and Louise Bryant, field-hand revolts and lumber workers' strikes, wartime witch hunts, government prosecutions and mob lynching, Mexican-American uprisings in Baja, and Mexican peasant revolts led by Wobblies, hilarious and sentimental songs created and later revived-all are here, and much, much more.

The IWW, which has been organizing workers since 1905, is often cited yet elusive to scholars because of its eclectic and controversial cultural and social character. Wobblies! presents the IWW whole, scripted and drawn by old-time and younger Wobbly and IWW-inspired artists.

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