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Rebel Voices: An IWW Anthology

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The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), commonly known as the Wobblies, were among the most well-respected and largest unions in the United States in the early 20th century. Having organized the first major automobile industry strike as well as major coalfield and transit workers strikes, the IWW has a history of being a fierce advocate for the worker. Long before most

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Paperback, 464 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by PM Press (first published 1964)
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Erik Graff
May 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Erik by: Art Kazar, Walter Wallace, Ed Erickson
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Moving from one extreme to another, I met Pualani Fowler in Michigan while reading Machiavelli's Prince, despaired of her love, then received an unexpected postcard from Honolulu. A correspondence ensued. Her photograph went into my wallet. Eventually, that winter, I and my parents received letters inviting a visit the following winter. Dad said okay, so long as I paid my freight, so I shovelled into springtime, switching to lawn work, earning the money for a ticket and expenses while, meanwhil ...more
James
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kornbuh’s 1964 collection of primary documents of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) has to be the single best primary source history of the “Wobblies”. She heavily focuses on both the militant legacy which opened so many doors for labor in the 20th century, and the cultural impact of the IWW’s height, which produced grassroots folk satirical class war music, still used in protests and labor today. The IWW continues until today, but the bulk of its impact on the labor movement is in 1905- ...more
Tom Costello
I have both editions and love to dip into them frequently to recall the debt America owes to the Wobblies. And how they still struggle to organize the workers. That the big unions cannot be bothered with like the Starbucks baristas.
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Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: activism
truth be told I didn't finish this book front to back. This is a massive book with so much in it that I simply didn't have the time to finish it before it was due back at the university. I would suggest this book for those doing research on the IWW, not as a causal summer read.
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The definitive history.
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