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The Spirit of Labor
This non-fiction narrative is an entertaining look at labor struggles, anarchist politics, and proletarian culture in Chicago, the heart of the radical labor movement in the turn-of-the-century United States. Through the story of its central character, anarchist carpenter Anton Johannsen, The Spirit of Labor pulls the reader into a vibrant, gritty world inhabited by ...more
Paperback, 410 pages
Published July 28th 2004 by University of Illinois Press
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This is an historical account of the labor movement in Chicago during the first decade of the twentieth century, recorded by a middle-class academic who befriended important radicals of the time. It was original published during this era, and is distributed now in this format with a wonderful and critical introduction.