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The Wobblies : The Story of the IWW and Syndicalism in the United States - Patrick Renshaw

The Wobblies

The Story of the IWW and Syndicalism in the United States

Paperback Published: 24th August 1999
ISBN: 9781566632737
Number Of Pages: 264

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Does anyone save historians remember the Wobblies? This nickname for the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), the revolutionary labor union founded in Chicago in 1905, not so long ago was part of the vocabulary of labor and socialist movements everywhere. But few who have heard of the Wobblies know much about their history, aims, or achievements or their impact on American labor. In this new edition of his classic study of the Wobblies, Patrick Renshaw tells the story of how they planned to combine the American working class, and eventually wage earners all over the world, into one big labor union with an industrial basis, a syndicalist philosophy, and a revolutionary aim. A careful, balanced work. New York Times Book Review. A lively introduction to a trying and violent period in American industrial history. Journal of American History. The story of American trade unionism is a sorry one dirty and tragic and this is one of the worst chapters. Times Literary Supplement."

Industry Reviews

Topical even today.--Los Angeles Times

Preface to the 1999 Edition
Introductionp. 1
Labor and the Leftp. 7
The Birth of a Militant Unionp. 21
Infantile Disordersp. 43
Goldfield, McKees Rocks, and Free Speechp. 75
Lawrence and Patersonp. 97
Dual Unionism and Decentralizationp. 119
Three Martyrsp. 143
The Great Trialp. 169
The End of the IWWp. 195
Postscript: Workers of the Worldp. 221
Bibliographyp. 239
Indexp. 249
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781566632737
ISBN-10: 1566632730
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 24th August 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.55
Weight (kg): 0.29