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The Autobiography of Big Bill Haywood

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Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 1st 1966 by International Publishers (NY) (first published 1929)
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Tom Costello
Jul 03, 2011 Tom Costello rated it liked it
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Clearly edited by the stalinist censors. It does not reflect his disappointment and dissatisfaction with the USSR. A sad ending to a great american labor leader hounded into exile by the US Government red baiters.
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Apr 14, 2013 Paul rated it really liked it
Big Bill Haywood was a union organizer back in the days when employers thought nothing of using violent force to compel workers to accept whatever wages and conditions they decided. Of course, when it wasn't enough to hire and arm scabs and gunmen, the employers could always call on a the governor to call in the state militia, or, failing that, the military. Haywood's account of his activities and court trials is pretty interesting, though it is filled with lots of documentation. His account of ...more
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