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I.W.W. Songs to Fan the Flames of Discontent

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s/t: A Reprint of the 19th Edition of the Famous "Little Red Song Book"
The most popular book in American labor history, the IWW's 'Little Red Song Book' has been a staple item on picket lines & at other workers gatherings for generations & has gone through numerous editions. Reprinted here is the 19th Edition, originally issued in 1923, the year the IWW reached it
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Paperback, reprint of 19th, 68 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Charles H. Kerr (Chicago)
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Erik Graff
May 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: workers of the world
Recommended to Erik by: Walt Wallace, Ed Erickson, Art Kazar
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I have a pile of different editions of this thing dating back to high school days when it was introduced to me by the older members of Tri-S, Maine South's Social Science Society. Imagine, if you can, a carload of fifteen, sixteen and seventeen year-old kids in penny loafters, button-downs and pressed slacks singing "Solidarity Forever" loudly, windows down, at night, on the streets of lily-white Park Ridge, Illinois in 1968.

For us, all this singing long ago was not only a connection with a bett
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Gary Blanchard
Nov 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Holding this book is like holding a piece of history. This was handy as I prepared a CD that featured songs of the civil rights, labor, and peace movements.
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Lyrics for those who enjoy folk songs and early twentieth century history.
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